A Hermiston man arrested on DUII and other charges on Sunday was allegedly driving drunk with a four-year-old passenger in the vehicle, not wearing a seat belt.
Oregon State Police reported open beer bottles were seen littered inside the vehicle driven by Julio Magana, 35, who was lodged at Umatilla County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, failure to carry and present a drivers license and reckless endangerment. Two passengers were also inside the vehicle, including a 24-year-old male and the child who was seen lying unbelted in the back seat.
Magana was stopped by a state trooper for allegedly failing to maintain his lane at mile post 185 on Highway 730.
State police report he was unable to show driver identification, exuded an odor of an alcoholic beverage and had bloodshot, watery eyes.
Magana refused to provide a proper breath sample at the Hermiston Safety Center. He was lodged at UCJ and also cited for failing to drive within his lane, failure to secure child passenger and no operators license.
A Pendleton man who allegedly fled on foot early Saturday morning after being stopped by Oregon State Police was also arrested and lodged at Umatilla County Jail.
Hermiston police assisted with the arrest of Jason Trickel, 34. He was stopped at 1:20 a.m. driving a 1998 Toyota Corolla in the area of Southeast Sixth Street and Highland Avenue.
Police said they initially stopped Trickel for not having a light on his license plate on Fourth Street. Trickel eluded the patrol vehicle, police said, stopping on Sixth Street before allegedly fleeing the vehicle. A 23-year-old female passenger was also inside the car.
Hermiston police set up a perimeter around the area and was able to apprehend Trickel a short distance from the vehicle, police said.
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