Clarification: Witnesses contention there was also a woman in the vehicle were unfounded according to the Sheriff’s Office
A Toledo man headed southbound on the Siletz Highway Saturday night ran off the road while trying to turn east on North Yasek Loop. The reporting sheriff’s deputy said Phil Moran missed the turn and plunged over a steep embankment and into a creek. Initial reports from witnesses that there was also a woman in the vehicle were unfounded. Moran did not appear to be injured. He was interviewed and then led to the back of a sheriff’s patrol car and confined there. Later he was taken to the Lincoln County Jail and booked for drunk driving.