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News Release
Intoxicated Driver (Photo) - 09/05/17

On August 31, 2017, Officers from the Newport Police Department responded to Fred Meyer on a report from a citizen of a male slumped over in his vehicle. Officers located a male, identified as Richard D. Manser of Newport, in his vehicle displaying apparent signs of impairment. Manser was the subject of an earlier driving complaint received by Newport Police.

Officers contacted Manser and attempted to communicate with him. Manser refused to communicate with officer and proceeded to roll up his windows, lock the vehicle doors, then began rapidly ingesting unknown pills, and refused to exit the vehicle.

Officers forced entry into the vehicle and removed Manser to prevent him from harming himself. Manser physically resisted support from the officers and shouted "Obscenities" to officers and surrounding citizens, spreading alarm. Manser was secured in handcuffs and began to fight with Officers.

Manser was transported to the hospital by ambulance for evaluation. At the completion of his evaluation, Manser was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for Attempted Assault on a Peace Officer, Reckless Driving, and Disorderly Conduct. He was cited for DUII. His bail was set at $40,000.

The Newport Police Department wants to thank our citizens for reporting this incident and potentially preventing a more dangerous situation. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856. If you have any information regarding this case, contact Officer Randall at the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348.

Attached Media Files: Manser_Richard.jpeg