Police: Man, woman arrested after altercation leads to crashing car into tree in Coquille

Robert Sanborn and Teena Ferrera (Coos County Sheriff's Office photos)

COQUILLE -- Coos County deputies arrested two residents in Coquille Saturday after an altercation while driving caused them to crash into a tree.

Just after 1 p.m. on November 11, deputies were dispatched to an accident at milepost 2 on Fairview Road in Coquille where they found a man and a woman had been in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

It was determined, police said, that both had been consuming alcoholic beverages prior to the crash.

Police identified the pair as Teena Ferrerra from Manteca California, who was driving, and the passenger, Robert Sanborn, of Coquille.

Police say Ferrerra was driving towards Coquille when she and Sanborn got into a verbal altercation. He pushed the steering wheel which caused them to crash into a tree, the report said.

While getting information, Ferrerra became uncooperative and was trying to grab Sanborn, police said. A deputy stood between both parties and Ferrerra hit the deputy in the leg, police said.

Both were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

Sanborn was transported to the Coos County Jail by Coquille Police Department, who had arrived on scene.

Ferrerra was transported by the sheriff’s office.

At the jail, both were offered field sobriety tests and they both refused. Both were requested to provide a breath sample on the intoxilyzer and they both refused.

Sanborn was booked and lodged for DUII and Disorderly Conduct II, Reckless Endangering and Reckless Driving with a $20000 bail.

Ferrerra was booked and lodged for DUII, Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving and Harassment; she had a bail of $25000.

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