Hermiston Police News: Hermiston PD busy with impaired drivers

Release Date: 
08/27/2012

Officers of the Hermiston Police Department were busy this weekend dealing with impaired drivers.  With both officers working normal patrol and some officers dedicated in an overtime capacity with funding from the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, (8) DUII arrests in the span of approximately 36 hours were made.

8/24/12

  • 6:10 PM – Michael Kennedy 28 years of age of 583 E. Reeder Dr., Hermiston, was arrested in the 500 block of East Reeder.  Kennedy gave a breath sample measuring .13%.

8/25/12

  • 2:20 AM – Ashley Martinez 23 years of age of 225 S. Harriman St., Stanfield, was arrested in the 600 block of South Hwy 395.  Martinez gave a breath sample measuring .16%.
  • 2:30 AM – Juan Pacheco 22 years of age of 316 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston, was arrested in the 1300 block of North Highway 395.  Pacheco gave a breath sample measuring .17%.
  • 9:45 PM – Jean Gutierrez 19 years of age of 496 E. Browning Ave., Hermiston was arrested in the area of Northwest 11th Street and West Ridgeway Avenue.  Gutierrez refused to provide a breath sample.

8/26/12

  • 1:40 AM – Ngoc Nguyen 29 years of age of 470 NE 7th St., Hermiston, was arrested in the area of the 1500 block of North Highway 395.  Nguyen gave a breath sample measuring .18%.
  • 1:50 AM – Francisco Resendiz 21 years of age of 1931 W. Jay St., Pasco, Washington, was arrested in the area of Northwest 11th Street and West Hartley Avenue.  Resendiz gave a breath sample measuring .10%.
  • 2:05 AM – Stephanie Harris 29 years of age of 80584 S. Edwards Rd., Hermiston, was arrested in the area of the 1400 block of North Highway 395.  Harris refused to provide a breath sample.
  • 5:30 AM – Carol Mendoza 21 years of age of 1110 8th St., Umatilla, was arrested in the area of the 600 block of West Orchard Avenue.  Mendoza gave a breath sample measuring .00%.  An additional sample was provided and will be sent to the lab for analysis.

“This was a great display of commitment on the part of our officers to ensure the safety of other drivers on the roadway.  We will have similar patrols out this Labor Day Weekend for enforcement of impaired driving.”

                                                                                                                        Chief Jason Edmiston


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