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Police: Roseburg man arrested after nearly running ambulance off road in Coos County

Justin Nelson (Coos County Sheriff's Office photo)

COQUILLE, Ore. -- A Roseburg man was arrested for DUII after police say he reportedly almost ran an ambulance off the road and crashed into a guardrail, Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

Around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, police say Bay Cities Ambulance relayed information to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office about a possible intoxicated driver on Highway 42, eastbound from the 42/101 junction.

The vehicle, a 2015 Ford F-250 hauling a camp trailer, was registered out of Roseburg, the report said.

The ambulance operator said while they were en route to a call, the truck almost collided with them and ran them off the road, according to the report.

Deputies located the pickup traveling eastbound on Highway 42 near S. Cedar Point Road in Coquille.

Deputies followed the truck and observed it travel over the white fog lines numerous times, police said.

The trailer hit and traveled over a curb and sidewalk area near the ODOT building outside Coquille, the report said.

Deputies stopped the vehicle near Hart Lane on Highway 42.

As the driver pulled over, police say the truck and trailer collided with the guard rail for about 50 feet before coming to a stop.

When deputies made contact with the driver they observed signs of intoxication, the report said.

The driver performed standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUII.

The driver, 36-year-old Justin Nelson of Roseburg, was taken to the Coos County Jail.

Nelson provided a breath sample of .14% BAC, police said.

He was cited for DUII and released to jail staff.

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