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News Release
DUII/ Motor Vehicle Crash - 06/10/24

June 8, 2024 at about 1600 hours, Newport officers were dispatched to the 400 block of SW Coast Hwy on the report of a single vehicle having crashed into a building. Upon arrival, officers located a 2005 Gray Kia Amanti crashed into the front of the Red Lotus Music Store. The vehicle had been traveling northbound on Hwy 101, when it veered off the roadway, knocked over a street lamp, and came to rest against the front of the business. Officers contacted the driver and identified them as Christopher Daniel Johnson, 38 of Newport. 

The investigation revealed Johnson had been traveling northbound on Hwy 101 and last remembered crossing the Yaquina Bay Bridge. Officers on the scene conducted a DUII investigation which determined Johnson was impaired. Johnson was transported to the Lincoln County Jail to be lodged and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

Johnson was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for the following charges; 

Christopher Daniel Johnson, 38

  • DUII

If you have any information regarding this case, contact Officer Werner-Gavrin of the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856 or


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