Report of vehicle in ditch leads to 8th-OWI arrest

A 33-year-old man is facing his eighth impaired-driving charge after a report of a vehicle in the ditch in Oregon.

The Oregon Police Department said officers responded to a traffic complaint of a vehicle in the ditch in the 1000 block of North Main Street at 9:55 p.m.

According tot he report, during the course of investigating the incident, the driver appeared to be under the influence.

Police said Frederick Smith, of Fitchburg, was arrested on suspicion of eighth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Smith was also taken in to custody on a parole hold.