Oregon: State Police report Robert Piland faces DUI charges after head-on crash into truck

Oregon State Police I-5 head-on DUI 073014

Oregon State Police I-5 head-on DUI 073014


07/30/2014 — Oregon State Police report that a White City man is facing a DUII charge following Monday evening’s injury crossover traffic crash on Interstate 5 in the Medford area.

On July 28, 2014 at approximately 8:17 p.m., a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by ROBERT PILAND, age 45, from White City, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 30 when it traveled over the center median into the southbound lanes. The driver of a southbound commercial truck attempted to stop but couldn’t avoid the Tahoe before both were involved in a head-on collision.

PILAND was extricated by responding fire personnel and transported by ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Subsequent to the initial investigation, he was cited by OSP for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

Oregon State Police I-5 DUI head-on 073014

The truck’s driver, ERIC PORTER, age 43, from Oakdale, was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office were assisted by Medford-area police, fire and medical responders, and ODOT. The southbound lanes were restricted to one lane of travel for about two hours. Trooper Damion Hillyer is the lead investigator.