The wife of Russell Hayner, accused of driving drunk March 18th and causing a fatal accident just north of Newport, has herself been arrested for drunk driving. Lisa Ann Hayner of Newport was spotted by witnesses inside a local grocery store as being quite drunk. A quick responding Newport Police officer spotted Hayner in the parking lot getting into her pick-up. Witnesses said they saw her drive up and watched her walk to her vehicle. The officer instructed Hayner to perform several field sobriety tests and she failed.
Hayner was taken into custody and was driven to the Lincoln County Jail and booked on charges of drunk driving. Her arrest report indicates her blood-alcohol level was .17, more than twice the level of presumed intoxication under Oregon law. Hayner is being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Hayner’s husband, Russell Hayner is being held in the same jail on a range of charges, including manslaughter and felony DUI, as he was driving drunk March 18th and caused a head-on crash with a van with a Tillamook family inside. The impact took the life of the couple’s three year old daughter who was strapped into her carseat behind her father. Her parents were treated for their injuries at PCH.Share on Facebook