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Police: Log truck driver who crashed into Motel 6 in Coos Bay was high

Police said speed, marijuana, and road conditions were factors in the crash.

Posted: Feb 14, 2019 5:15 PM
Updated: Feb 14, 2019 5:18 PM

COOS BAY, Ore. -- A man was arrested for driving under the influence in Coos Bay Thursday morning after police say he crashed a log truck into the side of a Motel 6.

Police said Benjamin Long Jr., 60, was driving an unloaded Koos Trucking vehicle southbound on Highway 101 when he tried to stop abruptly at the intersection with Koos Bay Boulevard and lost control of the truck.

No one was injured in the crash, but there was substantial property damage.

Police said speed, marijuana, and road conditions were all factors in the crash.

Long also received a ticket for careless driving.

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