Schuster Sentenced To Over 3 Years; Driving Privilges Revoked

A man who was involved in a three car crash has been sentenced. Coos County Circuit Court Judge Richard Barron sentenced 37-year-old Stephen Cory Ray Schuster to just over three years (50 months) in prison. The charges stem from a vehicle crash that occured on December 3rd, 2012.

Schuster was the driver of a vehicle attempting to elude North Bend police on December 3rd. During the brief, low-speed pursuit, Schuster’s vehicle collided with a pick up truck, which then struck a marked patrol car occupied by a member of the Oregon State Police. OSP trooper Jeff Smith was injured in the crash. Schuster pled guilty to one count of Third Degree Assault, one count of First Degree Criminal Mischief and one count of Felony Driving Under the Influence. Schuster will not be eligible for any sentence reduction and will be subject to 36 months of post prison supervision. Additionally, the judge ordered that Schuster’s driving privileges have been revoked for the remainder of his life.

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 and is filed under Local News.