Highway 34, MP 16, June 26th
OSP and LCJ photos
Oregon State Police have arrested a Tidewater-area man after a Lincoln County grand jury indicted him on multiple charges in connection with an alcohol-involved traffic crash on Highway 34 that seriously injured a child and her grandparents.
DAVID PARKER JUENKE, age 59, was arrested by OSP after he was indicted on the following charges:
* Reckless Driving
* Assault in the Second Degree (2 counts)
* Assault in the Third Degree (3 counts)
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (3 counts)
* Misdemeanor Driving While Drivers License Suspended
JUENKE is still in custody at the Lincoln County Jail. His bail is set at $500,000.
The arrest stemmed from a traffic crash on June 26th on Highway 34 east of Tidewater near milepost 16. A 1983 GMC pickup driven by JUENKE was eastbound when it failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the centerline. The pickup crashed nearly head-on into a westbound Toyota Camry with three occupants aboard who were seriously injured. They were identified as driver JAMES SZABO, age 63, wife JANE SZABO, age 62, and grand daughter KATELYN CARLSON, age 9.