CCSO news release.  On 12/31/2017, at approximately 12:39 pm, Deputies were dispatched to a possible intoxicated driver. The incident was reported to be on Flanagan near Bay Park Lane, Coos Bay, Oregon. When deputies arrived on scene they found a Ford pickup in the middle of the roadway. The driver was identified as Barbara Derochemont. Deputies were advised by the Neighborhood Watch that Barbara had almost struck one of them before driving into a ditch and stalling the vehicle in the roadway. They were able to prevent Barbara from driving any further until Deputies arrived. Barbara was offered field sobriety test. Upon completion it was determined that Barbara was intoxicated and she was arrested for DUII. Barbara was transported to the Coos County Jail. Barbara provided a breath sample of .35% blood alcohol content. Because of the high alcohol content Barbara was transported to the Coquille Valley Hospital where she was issued citations for DUII, Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving and numerous traffic violations. Another driver was arrested at 10:15 pm on December 31, 2017 near mile post 4 on Libby Lane in Coos Bay. A deputy working under the DUII grant funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation made a traffic stop on a vehicle at that location. This operator failed standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested. The driver, Brent Lerwill, 70 years old of Coos Bay was taken to the Coos Bay Police Department and offered to take the intoxilyzer. Mr. Lerwill registered a .06% blood alcohol level. Although not over the .08% state of Oregon legal limit, if the amount of alcohol in the blood system impairs the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle, then a driver may be arrested for operating under the influence of intoxicants. Mr. Lerwill was cited and released on the DUII. These arrests culminate the two week long blitz under a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation for drivers operating under the influence of intoxicants by Coos County deputy sheriff’s. As always, our deputies will be vigilant for DUII offenders.

Assault on Honeydo Road
CCSO news release.  On January 3, 2018 the Coos County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Sunnyhill Lane in North Bend for a report of a woman, unknown to the homeowners, who had arrived at the residence asking for help. The woman asked for an ambulance but specifically requested not to have law enforcement respond. The homeowner told dispatchers the injured woman appeared to have been assaulted. Upon arrival at the residence, the woman would not provide the responding Deputy with any information about how she received her injuries. An ambulance had been called and the victim of the apparent assault was transported by Bay Cities Ambulance to Bay Area Hospital for treatment. During the follow up investigation at the hospital, it was learned the woman had been assaulted by her husband, 37-year old Gregory Sausedo, Coos Bay, while visiting at a residence at 68165 Honeydo Road, North Bend not far from the location she was found. Deputies were unable to locate Gregory Sausedo immediately following the report and he is currently being sought for the investigation into this apparent assault. Anyone with information pertaining to Gregory Sausedo’s whereabouts is asked to call the Coos County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 541-396-2106.