Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies arrested four motorists for driving under the influence of intoxicants this past weekend. Of the four arrests, three suspects were taken into custody after being involved in motor vehicle crashes.
Bruce Cole Posey, 21, of Carlton, was cited to appear for DUII as a result of a single vehicle crash that occurred on Westside Road near Burnett Road in rural McMinnville.
Ronald Ray Williams, 57, of Newberg was cited to appear for DUII as a result of a single vehicle crash that occurred in the 10000 block of NE Renne Road in rural Newberg.
Librado Mencias Tenorio, 35, of McMinnville ,was lodged at the Yamhill County Jail on charges of DUII, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, and Assault in the 3rd Degree as a result of a crash that occurred near the intersection of NE Kuehne Road and Kinney Road. This was a two vehicle crash which resulted in injury to the other driver. Mencias is currently being held on a $22,500 bail.
Michael Jeffrey Hanks, 54, of Beaverton, was lodged in the Yamhill County Jail on charges of DUII. Hanks has since been released from the jail on $5,000 bail.
“The inclement weather and holiday season creates a dangerous situation for those who choose to drink and drive.” said Sheriff Tim Svenson. “Please plan ahead when celebrating and utilize designated drivers. We want everyone to have a safe holiday.”
Acevedo charged with DUI homicide; killed his passenger in triple rollover
On November 28, shortly before 4:00 P.M. Yamhill County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Burns Road and Brown Road in the community of Whiteson.
Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier in the ditch. The vehicle had crashed with two occupants. The driver, identified as Jose Manuel Acevedo, 42 of McMinnville was assisted from the vehicle by a witness. The lone passenger, identified as Maria Edith Naranjo Chavez, 48, of McMinnville died on scene as a result of the crash.
The initial investigation indicated the vehicle had been driving northbound on Burns Road when it lost control and entered the ditch, rolling over an estimated 3 times. Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.
Acevedo was arrested on criminal charges related to the incident. He is currently being held at the Yamhill County Jail on one count each of DUII and Criminal Negligent Homicide with a bail of $155,000.
The case remains open and under investigation by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and the Multi Agency Traffic Team (M.A.T.T.). Anyone with information on this crash is urged to contact Deputy Rebecca Mayer at 503-434-7506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.