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News Release
Totaled Patrol Car
Totaled Patrol Car
Corvallis Police Department Patrol Car Totaled by Suspected DUII Driver (Photo) - 05/14/24

News Release

Corvallis Police Department

180 NW 5th Street

Corvallis, OR97330


05/14/2024 10:00 AM


Media Contact: 

Crystal Patterson, Corvallis Police Department

(541) 766-6937/


On Sunday, May 12, 2024, at approximately 1:30 AM, a Corvallis Police Department Patrol vehicle was rear-ended in the intersection of Hwy 99 W and NE Conifer Blvd. 

Witnesses at the scene reported seeing the patrol vehicle slow down on Hwy 99 W and begin a signaled righthand turn at the light onto NE Conifer Blvd when it was hit from behind by Amanda Johnston (24) of Albany. Witness accounts and investigation at the scene suggest Johnston was traveling at speeds close to 50 mph when the collision occurred. 

Benton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the scene and performed standardized field sobriety tests that determined Johnston was showing indications of impairment. BSCO deputies subsequently arrested Johnston for a DUII-Alcohol and Reckless Driving. Johnston’s blood alcohol content registered at .19% at the time of her processing. Johnston was cited and released.

The Corvallis Police Officer involved in the collision was assessed at a local hospital for minor injuries. The patrol vehicle was totaled as a result of the collision (photo attached). 

This incident highlights the dangers that impaired driving poses to the community and officers. In our ongoing efforts to keep Oregon drivers safe, Corvallis Police Department patrol officers will be conducting targeted DUII enforcement this Memorial Day weekend. 

Note: At this time there is no additional information available related to this incident.


Attached Media Files: Totaled Patrol Car