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Story by Sandy Kromeir - The Oregon Herald
Published on Friday December 17, 2010 - 12:48 PM
 
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EUGENE, Oregon - Early yesterday morning 25-year-old Joshua Borlaug was driving drunk and heading the wrong way on Interstate 5. He crashed head-on with a semi truck hauling a triple trailer.

Borlaug survived but faces charges of DUII, reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person and wrong way on a one way highway.

Oregon State Police Trooper Hank Duren was on I-5 north looking for the car which had been reported driving southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 when a semi pulling three trailers in front of him suddenly braked.

Duren saw smoke coming from the rear trailer wheels, heard a loud crash, then saw smoke and debris ahead in the road.

The officer checked and determined the driver of the black Acura Integra was unresponsive He then radioed for help and gave first aid to the driver as he became consiouscness.

Firefighters from Coburg, Eugene and Springfield responded and pulled Borlaug from the car. He was taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured,