Trail man arrested following work zone crash

(Jackson County Jail)

Trail man arrested for threatening work crews, harassment and reckless driving following a crash on Tuesday.

At 3:32 p.m. Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a crash on Highway 62 near Old Ferry Road in Shady Cove at a site of an ODOT enhancement project.

Deputies say, a white 1998 Ford F-150 driven by 64-year-old Richard Stephan Mori had rear-ended a logging truck and a car stopped in traffic in the work zone.

Witnesses tell deputies that Mori stepped out of the truck and became confrontational, had pushed and threatened to shot one of the other drivers. No weapon was reported.

Mori then returned to his truck and drove away nearly hitting a flagger in the work zone.

A deputy later pulled Mori over on Rogue River Drive at Orchard Lane. He was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, endangering a highway worker, and harassment. He was taken to Jackson County Jail where deputies issued citations for refusing a breath test, careless driving, and driving with an open container of alcohol.

A charge of failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run) was not added because there was no damaged to the other cars involved.

The case has been referred to the district attorney for prosecution.