Driver cited for DUII after crash on I-5

Police said a single vehicle hit the divider and there were no injuries.

Posted: Aug 3, 2019 9:33 AM
Updated: Aug 5, 2019 5:46 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- Police said a person was accused of driving under the influence after a crash on Interstate 5 southbound early Saturday morning. 

Ben Needham, 51, was taken to the Lane County Jail, cited and released.

Police said at about 1 a.m. Needham hit the divider, but no one was injured. The cable barrier was damaged, and the vehicle was impounded.

They said Needham showed signs of impairment and his blood alcohol content was 0.24% -- three times the legal limit.

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