Drunk Driver Faces Additional Charges For Giving False Information To Police

On December 25, 2016 at 1:30 a.m., a Newport Police Officer and an Oregon State Trooper began to look for a vehicle that was the subject of a driving complaint. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hwy 101 from the Ona Beach area, reportedly driving into the oncoming travel lane. The vehicle was located and stopped at the south end of South Beach. The driver, who showed signs of impairment, identified himself as Pedro Carrillo Ramos. He consented to, and failed, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. He was arrested and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The driver provided a breath sample of .14%, above the presumptive legal limit of .08% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). His vehicle was impounded. He was cited and released, and returned to his residence.

On 12/25/2016, at about 3:30 p.m., Newport Police Officers learned that Ramos had provided a false name and date of birth. He was positively identified as Matias Santos Ramirez, age 32 of Waldport. This positive identification occurred after jail staff scanned his finger prints. A check of his criminal history indicated previous DUII arrests, and incidents of Providing False Information. He also had an outstanding warrant for the same charges issued out of Lincoln County in 2014. On 12/25/2016, at about 6:40 p.m., Ramirez was contacted at his residence in Waldport. He was taken into custody without incident. He was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail where he and received additional charges of Providing False Information to a Peace Officer, and Identity Theft. His total bail amount was set at $65,000.

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