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Six injured in Wednesday night crash

Aug 23, 2012 | 34 Comments


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01:46 pm - Thu, August 23 2012
MM1990 said:
LOCK HIM UP HE WAS OBVIOUSLY INTOXICATED, SPEEDING AND FAILING DUTIES AS A DRIVER. DUI AT THE VERY LEAST. HE ENDANGERED 5 LIVES AND PROBABLY SUPPLIED THE ALCOHOL THEY HAD TOO! I BELIEVE OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL DO THE RIGHT THING. GO GET EM MCMINNVILLE POLICE.SORRY FOR THE CAPS BUT THIS PISSES ME OFF BEYOND ALL. HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO SEE OUR FRIENDS GET KILLED BY A DRUNK DRIVER BEFORE WE LEARN NOT TO GET INTO THE CAR OURSELVES. SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT.
02:56 pm - Thu, August 23 2012
Manup said:
While you serve a valid argument, every single one of them is over 18, legally an adult, able to make thier own moral and value judgements. They CHOSE to drink in excess, they Chose to let a drunk driver behind the wheel of a vehicle they would be riding in, they CHOSE their destiny that night. What I do wish we would have a chance to vote on is whether or not it is attempted murder. The driver CHOSE to get behind the wheel of a huge chunk of metal, and chose to allow passengers in his vehicle. He also made the CHOICE to be driving on public roads, thereby endangering every person he passed.

Intoxicated drivers should be forced to accept attempted murder charges like the family of their victims are forced to live without their loved ones.
06:16 pm - Thu, August 23 2012
seeker59 said:
The driver should get jail,fined and suspended license,but the others should also be fined and have their license suspended for a lessor time and have to take care of the gravesites of people killed by drunk drivers for a year,every weekend.They all new what they were doing,and sometimes you can fix stupid.
11:32 pm - Thu, August 23 2012
skull crusher said:
The idiots riding in the car with the drunk guy should get into trouble too in my opinion.
09:23 am - Fri, August 24 2012
miataman91 said:
While I would like to add my comments... I think that 'Manup' has said it the best. Very good 'Manup'. Thanks..
10:00 am - Fri, August 24 2012
DM said:
If the driver was under the influence he should be charged with as much as possible. However, I don't think we should legislate or make stupidity a crime. All the passengers are adults and had to make the choice to get in the vehicle. Our jails and prisons are full enough as it is. If they didn't learn their lesson from this crash they'll likely end up as poster children for the Darwin awards sometime in the future.
11:36 am - Fri, August 24 2012
grad09 said:
ALL OF YOU ARE DUMB. AND DONT KNOW ANYTHING YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. HOW ABOUT YOU SHUT UP UNLESS YOU KNOW THE SITUATION. THEY ALWAYS SAY STUFF IN THE NEWS THAT IS NOT TRUE. AND I KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SAYING HERE IS NOT TRUE. I KNOW 4 OF THE PEOPLE THAT WERE IN THE ACCIDENT. GO GET A LIFE AND STOP JUDGING OTHERS. YOU ARE NOT GOD AND HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE ANYONE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DONT KNOW THE FACTS.
01:10 pm - Fri, August 24 2012
Grad12 said:
I think if you weren't there then you shouldn't really make comments. Only the 6 people involved truely know what happened and everything.
02:40 pm - Fri, August 24 2012
DM said:
"I think if you weren't there then you shouldn't really make comments. Only the 6 people involved truely [sic] know what happened and everything."

Doesn't that kind of go against freedom of speech and the ability of people to comment on comment boards?

03:17 pm - Fri, August 24 2012
Ellik925 said:
Drinking and driving is an issue that weighs heavily on many people�s hearts, as it should. It�s an emotional subject, often met with anger. While I believe we should have to suffer the consequences of our actions, I also believe people make mistakes. Mistakes can have detrimental consequences that may cost someone their life. It�s not fair, but in this specific instance and by the grace of God the victims of this crash will all be okay. I�m going to go out on a limb and suggest that the six people involved probably learned their lesson, it�s the lesson we should all learn. Don�t drink and drive, and don�t ride with someone who has been drinking. Hold your friends and family accountable before the mistake is made, a DUI is an unnecessary occurrence and certainly nothing could be so important that driving is worth our lives. I wasn�t there, I wont condemn them, so rather than attacking the people involved, I think it better serves the public for everyone to appreciate a close call, learn from their mistake, share their stories in hopes that it may detour someone else from making this mistake. These are good people who made a poor choice and I for one hope each will make a full recovery. I�d be willing to bet this was a mistake none of them will make twice.
03:39 pm - Fri, August 24 2012
PrimeTime said:
What do you think would happen.

Come on folks, look at the names.

How many can they put in a car? You see it at Wallmart and Winco every day!!!!

Surprised there is booze on board? Come on now...

Its their culture.

To bad we fit the bill not only for their food stamps, but also the medical bills cause you all know they dont have any sort of medical insurance.

DEPORT NOW
04:01 pm - Fri, August 24 2012
Ellik925 said:
Wow thank you for clouding such an important issue with your ignorance. This could happen just as easily happen to a white person. At least one of these victims actually serves the country from which you'd like to deport. Not the issue or relevant.
04:09 pm - Fri, August 24 2012
DM said:
Yeah, Summer Marie Rosenthal, gotta be from south of the border. While a huge proponent of immigration control it's idiotic statements like yours (PrimeTime) that sets the discussion and possible solution back.
05:57 pm - Fri, August 24 2012
lil-mini said:
First of al we all make mistakes!! Why make this about racial comments about the border. I give a darn if they need to be deported ,You guys always talk about MEXICANS, you eat Mexican Food , Date Mexican People And you want to vacation there! Now days Americans take advantage on Mediacal Fraud FoodStamp Fraud And welfare Fraud. So quit Descriminating and quit your bitching and saying its your money !!!. Four of those people were my Familia. Im thankful they are alive !!! Im not saying its wrong, but if it your family member would yu be talking. EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES, AND GOD IS THE ONLY ONE TO JUDGE. PEACE !!!!
06:00 pm - Fri, August 24 2012
lil-mini said:
HEY PRIME TIME YOU SAY YOU SEE IT AT WALMART AND WINCO EVERYDAY, BUT I ALSO SEE WHITE TRASH REDNECKS DOING IT!!! WHAT IS YOUR CULTURE ..
06:01 pm - Fri, August 24 2012
Grad12 said:
Exactly like lil Mini said. I'm not trying to say you can't say what you want to but people make mistakes and everything.
I know 5 of them and so hearing shit being said makes me mad.
06:06 pm - Fri, August 24 2012
lil-mini said:
Thanks Grad 12 Now days people hide behind the computer.. Don"t have the huevos to say it in person.!!!
07:50 am - Sat, August 25 2012
youdontknowme said:
if you dont know the people dont judge them. it didnt say the driver was drunk did it? no he had been drinking yes... but that is still legal to a point. he wasnt drunk. he didnt crash cuz of that... if you dont have the whole story dont go around talking smack about locking him up. just going off what the news says is stupid and ignorant. there is way more to the story. i know, ive been told it, the news leaves out everything they find unimportant or boring. if it was you in the news and they held back all the other information youd be pissed too. but since its not you feel the need to go around throwing comments about something that you really arent completely informed about. so next time, in order to keep yourself from looking ignorant to everyone.... wait to hear all of the story before you start talking smack.
08:14 am - Sat, August 25 2012
Kona said:


youdontknowme,

What is "all of the story"? I would be interested in hearing what was left out.
08:47 am - Sat, August 25 2012
Ubiquitous Truth said:
Prime Time- Oh how your small town mentality and ignorance shine. Your judgments, although some of them true...are racially biased words sputtered mindlessly and many lacking competent knowledge. This is an inherent characteristic of most who frequent the vendor locations you speak of. "Just sayin..."
On the other hand, unfortunately drinking is an/the issue no matter what culture. It's bad judgement to be in a vehicle with any alcohol consumption or intoxicants in general. Knowing most of the people involved (related), they are young, they have made bad choices, hopefully they all got a reality check, and WILL NOT TAKE THEIR REMAINING DAYS FOR GRANTED .
10:14 am - Sat, August 25 2012
Michael Tubbs Sr said:
I'd agree with most of Ubiquitous Truth's statement, though, I do disagree with his ..or.. her, assessment, that "This is an inherent characteristic of most who frequent the vendor locations you speak of"

How so?

12:27 pm - Sat, August 25 2012
Dr. Kevorkian said:
I just have to say I find it absolutely funny how a accident suddenly become a race issue. But as long as we're there already I shuld say that the only reason you gringos talk so much crap is simply because of fear. While the white race accounts for 61% of the welfare money given out each month us proud Mexicans only account for 16% of that. And only use it for a short term while we get back on our feet. We are fighters. Crazy how most whites claim to have too much pride to work in the fields, but yet never think twice about sitting a busy intersection BEGGING even us "illegals" for our pocket change!!! All the ones that posted negative comments towards Mexicans, while you're out enjoying your weekend please count how many Mexicans will be begging you for money as opposed to whites! And yes the reason might be like you all claim, the whites end up unemployed because "illegals" are stealing their jobs. But that's simply because we work harder, complain less, have better work ethics and aren't just waiting for the dumbest reason to sue our employers. Plain and simple, we are here to take over and will not stop until the job is done. I mean it's just a few years before whites are a minority in OUR country;).
02:32 pm - Sat, August 25 2012
Michael Tubbs Sr said:
"Plain and simple, we are here to take over and will not stop until the job is done,"

Whelp, first off, the only two people to have even mentioned Mexicans, are lil mini, and of course yourself Dr Kevorkian.

03:07 pm - Sat, August 25 2012
MamaBear said:
I just wanted to comment that race has nothing to do with this, I'm sickened at the arguement that has gone one between everyone here. First and foremost 6 lives were under a chunk of metal. According soley on the reports of the investigators at the accident alcohol was involved and they did not state whether the driver was drunk and they did say speed was a factor. I whole heartedly am so thankful that their lives were spared. As a mother I am very disappointed that any of these young adults got into the vehicle with someone who was drinking. No matter the amount of alcohol it has been proven that it does affect our thinking, obviously the more you drink the more it impairs your thinking. It was a poor decision on all parties involved in this. It was a reckless decsion honestly. No matter how you slice it there was an error in judgment. Praise the Lord they are all ok and will survive. As far as punishment, if the driver was indeed found guilty of being over the legal limit surely he should be charged for endangering the lives of others. Who knows, maybe his punishment is this lesson which is a very hard one. I'd say knowing you were at the wheel when others were injured is punishment for the soul and that alone can be awful. To those of you who are familia please remember that it does not change the facts. I know you want to protect your family, and you should. The problem I have is that someone got behind the vehicle after having a drink and that is absolutely inappropriate, if you are drinking you should not be driving. Praise be to God that all 6 of these people survived. Let's not mask the severity of this with sensitivity, let's face reality.
09:01 pm - Sun, August 26 2012
Manup said:
925, a mistake is what happens when I try to type "stupid" yet type "stpid". A mistake is when you reach for the News Register in a news stack and mistakenly grab the Oregonian.

A mistake is not CHOOSING TO DRINK IN EXCESS AND THEN CHOOSING TO DRIVE. A mistake is NOT inviting your friends in to the vehicle while you are drunk. A. Mistake is not CHOOSING to drink while underage, and then CHOOSING to get in a car with a drunk.

Those are choices. You'll do well to learn the difference.
06:42 am - Mon, August 27 2012
Michael Tubbs Sr said:
Mistake...'To blunder in choice' source: Merriam-Webster.

Manup,

I wish speedy recoveries for all involved in this accident. I'd experienced my first car wreck while driving a little too fast on an iced-up bridge, and I can say with all honestly that I've never made that mistake again.
04:03 pm - Mon, August 27 2012
Zen said:
why must some of you always bring up the people's race? who the heck cares if they were hispanic or not? why does it matter? these people are young human beings who did a stupid thing, but young people (and not so young people) of any race have done stupid things in the past - i hate seeing how ignorant and racist people can be, it's so sad that some of you probably have kids that you are raising to be racist bigots just like yourselves
01:36 am - Tue, August 28 2012
Fake Kathie Oriet said:
However, plain and simple, half empty bottles of hard liquor were in the vehicle.

In Oregon, an open container is against the law no matter what color your skin is.
07:51 am - Wed, August 29 2012
Hacksaw said:
Both prime time and Dr Kavorikan suffer from the illness of racism....it's clear neither can see through the stereotypical discriptions of race. Until they can get past the oversimplified opinions they hold, neither will have any credibility for their point.
05:22 pm - Sat, September 1 2012
Manup said:
No credibility just because they hold personal opinions on race? Don't agree with tha one Hacksaw. You may not agree on a persons personal views, but it doesn't mean they do or do not hold valid ideas...
09:35 am - Sun, September 2 2012
oldSchoolMAN said:
Primetime nailed it. I am not saying white people dont commit crimes but look at whos in jail? Mostly mexicans. I am not saying all mexicans are bad but half of them are illegal drink and drive and abuse the system. If i am "ignorant" then so be it. I would rather be "ignorant" than someone who supports the growing wrong in this world. I dont eat mexican, i dont date mexican and i dont goto mexico FWI.
06:26 pm - Sun, September 2 2012
Hacksaw said:
Manup...they lose credibility for their argument not because of their personal opinions but because of their ignorance!

Primetime stated that drinking is in their culture (mexican) and eveyone knows "they(mexicans) don't have any sort of medical insurance":.....I'd hate to hear what he says about the Irish.

Kavorkian states that "mexicans work harder, complain less and have a better work ethic" Tell that to iron worker or coal miner.....

Do credible information sources generalize and use patently false statements to make their point? Of course not. If you cannot make a case using verifiable facts, then you have no credibility....just because someone believes it doesn't make it true or valid!

and oldschool....get out more... other cultures offer wonderful alternative views of the human condition...they are a good thing not something to be afraid of.....

12:44 pm - Thu, September 6 2012
K said:
I wasn't going to comment on this but as a member of the car and a citizen of the United States I felt it was appropriate. I'm and average 22 yr old girl with an education, A decent job and with what I must say a unique way of being. Judgements have been made but I was in the vehicle and know facts, and everyone in the vehicle. Each HUMAN is an incredible person with a great heart and passion for what they do. This was an accident. People are so easy to judge. Yes alcohol was involved, there was acohol in the vehicle due to some drinking before the accident of which the driver did not touch. Drinking did not occur on the road. I'm a woman who loves my culture and wouldn't deny it. But born and raised in this country.
12:57 pm - Thu, September 6 2012
K said:
And as far as attempted murder, there is no motive. Speaking from my relationship with the driver, he would never jeapordize a human beings life in a malicious way. A mistake was made, an accident happened. The sunset has the ability to blind. So much that another accident happened at the same time, same spot. A week and a half later.

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