Woman sentenced for deadly DUII crash

Jade Jensen, the driver of a car that crashed into a Eugene Police patrol car and killed an unborn baby, learned Wednesday she will serve five years and 10 months behind bars.

Posted: Oct 17, 2019 11:55 PM
Updated: Oct 24, 2019 5:59 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Jade Jensen, the driver of a car that crashed into a Eugene Police patrol car and killed an unborn baby, learned Wednesday she will serve five years and 10 months behind bars.

According to court documents, on July 26, 2018, at 2:40 a.m., Jensen was driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.21%, nearly three times the legal limit. She pleaded guilty to several charges on Oct. 9, including third-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

That day in 2018, Jensen was picking up her pregnant cousin and her male friend from the bus station in downtown Eugene. The two were in town to reveal to family members that she was pregnant.

Court documents reveal when her cousin, Casey Dunn, sat in the car, she knew Jensen was drunk. Dunn offered to drive after Jensen nearly hit two cars. Then at the 12th Avenue and Patterson Street intersection, Dunn planned to exit the car but Jensen ran through the stop sign and hit a police SUV looking for a suspect in the intersection.

Both officers in the SUV were seriously injured and are still recovering from their injuries today. The two male passengers in Jensen’s car were also seriously injured as well. The injuries Dunn sustained from the crash resulted in a miscarriage the next day.

In 2011, Jensen was charged with a DUII and was put in a diversion program. Due to Measure 11, she will not be eligible for early release.

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