Oregon: State Police arrest Richard Webster Scott for DUI manslaughter in death of Karen Lee Greenstein

Richard Webster Scott charged with DUI manslaughter Medford OreUpdate: OSP Arrests Grants Pass Man For Manslaughter, Other Charges in March 27th Alcohol-Involved Wrong Way Driver Fatal Crash
Oregon State Police – 04/30/14

Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 42-year old Grants Pass man Wednesday in connection with the investigation into the March 27, 2014, wrong way driver-involved traffic crash that took the life of a 58-year old Ashland woman and veteran dispatcher for Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon.On April 30, 2014, OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives and troopers arrested RICHARD WEBSTER SCOTT, age 42, for the following charges:* Manslaughter in the First Degree
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Reckless Driving

SCOTT was lodged at the Jackson County Jail.

On March 27, 2014 at approximately 3:17 a.m., OSP, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, local fire and medical personnel, and ODOT were dispatched to a reported traffic crash involving a wrong way driver in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 24. Investigation indicated a silver 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by SCOTT was driving northbound in the right hand southbound lane of Interstate 5 when it collided head-on with a southbound 2006 Honda Civic driven by KAREN LEE GREENSTEIN, age 58, from Ashland.

SCOTT was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center with serious injuries. He was later transferred to a Portland-area hospital for treatment. After release from the hospital, he was being treated locally as he continued recovery from his injuries.

GREENSTEIN was ejected from her vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. GREENSTEIN worked over 20 years for several Jackson County-area emergency dispatch centers and was enroute home after completing her shift at Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Medford Police Department, Jackson County District Attorney’s Office, local fire personnel and ODOT.

Karen Greenstein killed by drunk driver Oregon 043014The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our deepest condolences to Karen Greenstein’s family, friends, and coworkers. Karen was an extremely dedicated and conscientious dispatcher who loved her job. Karen worked with nearly all of our deputies during her 20 plus years of service. Her positive attitude and calm demeanor were a true reflection of the outstanding dispatcher she was. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL!!

Thank you, Karen for everything you did.

DOB: Jul 15, 1971    Race: W    Sex: M    Height: 504    Weight: 140    Hair: BRO    Eyes: HAZ
SO#: 00131214     SID:      FBI: 38126PA7
Arrest Agency Charge Bail Bail Amount Lodging Date Release Date
MFO 0163.118 MANSLTR 1 / MANSLAUGHTER 1ST DEG Y $1,000,000.00 04/30/2014
MFO 0163.195 ENDANGER / RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING Y $10,000.00 04/30/2014
MFO 0811.140 RECK DR / RECKLESS DRIVING Y $3,000.00 04/30/2014
MFO 0813.010 DUII ALC/F / DRIVE UNDER INFLUENCE INTOX – 4 Y $25,000.00 04/30/2014