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Several recent cases highlight the proactive work our deputies accomplish in between calls for service to keep our roads safe.  This month deputies have already investigated 11 DUIIs total and assisted partner agencies with additional DUII arrests.  Please designate a driver or use a rideshare if you choose to drink. If you see a driver you think is impaired, please call 9-1-1!


02/15/24 - LCSO Case #24-0806 - DUII Apprehended by K9 Bruno

On Thursday night, a deputy attempted a traffic stop in the 4500 block of Franklin Boulevard.  The vehicle drove into an RV park and the driver fled on foot.  Eugene Police and Springfield Police responded with deputies and set a perimeter.  K9 Bruno was deployed, and less than 10 minutes later he located the suspect, Cody Wallace Hanstad of Springfield.  Hanstad showed signs of impairment and was arrested without further incident.  He was lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (by foot), and Driving While Suspended - Misdemeanor.   


02/10/24-0693 - LCSO Case #24-0693 - DUII Stop Leads to Felon in Possession of Firearm Charge

A deputy initiated a traffic stop in downtown Eugene.  The driver stopped near 2nd Avenue and Lincoln Street, and showed signs of impairment.  After initially providing a false name, he was identified as Brandon Allen Hopkins of Eugene, who had a Coburg municipal warrant for his arrest and was a felon.  The vehicle was impounded.  During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a firearm and methamphetamine.  Hopkins complained of medical issues and was transported to the hospital.  Prior to Hopkins being cleared by the hospital for lodging at the jail, a shooting victim and witnesses came into the hospital, requiring the deputy’s attention.  Hopkins was cited in lieu of custody for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine - Misdemeanor, and Driving While Suspended - Misdemeanor.