HILLSBORO, Ore- On January 30, 2024, Sara Elisabeth Moore pleaded guilty to Assault in the Third Degree-DUII, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. On March 7, 2024, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia sentenced the defendant to 18 months in prison, ordered her driver’s license suspended for a period of five years, ordered her to serve two days in the Washington County Jail, and sentenced her to post-prison supervision for five years following her release. She was also ordered to pay $1,255 in court fines. Deputy District Attorney Christina Luedtke prosecuted this case. 

On March 9, 2023, the defendant was driving 60 miles per hour in a 40-mile-per-hour zone along SW Murray Boulevard near the intersection of TV Highway in Washington County. Ms. Moore then crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with the victim’s vehicle. This crash caused serious injuries to the victim including a traumatic brain injury, facial fractures, and damage to his internal organs. He underwent multiple surgeries and was in the hospital for a month. 

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene. Officers located a marijuana vape pen and multiple open bottles of alcohol in the defendant’s vehicle. A blood draw conducted at the hospital after the crash returned a BAC of 0.126% on the defendant. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of CART members on this case. 

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Stephen Mayer
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March 11, 2024