Road rage incident
On Sept. 20 at 5:16 p.m. on Highway 101 near Sunset Beach Lane, Toni Lynn Couch, 57 of Seaside, and John Adams Knapp, 22, address unknown, were charged with reckless driving following a road rage incident. Oregon State police say two adult drivers became heavily engaged in a road rage incident, beginning in the southbound lanes of Hwy 101 near Ensign Lane. The drivers chased each other, passed each other, and bumped/hit each other’s cars. One vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a utility pole, while the other driver left the scene and continued south. Seaside police officers stopped the fleeing driver. Both drivers were cited and released for reckless driving. Classic Towing towed both vehicles. The highway was completely shut down for an extended time while a Pacific Power crew responded to clear the downed power lines. ODOT, Warrenton Fire, and Medix Ambulance assisted on scene.
On Sept. 20 at 5:56 p.m., Darlene Marie Humes, 55 of Seaside, was charged with providing false information in connection with a firearm transfer. A male from Seaside was involved but not on scene at the time of police arrival. Oregon State police say a prohibited person was denied a firearms transfer; a trooper was dispatched to the Hamlet Quick Stop. The prohibited person was no longer on scene. Paperwork was secured. The denied person was contacted the next day by Oregon State police.