Double DUII: Driver jailed, bailed - then jailed again

Double DUII: Driver jailed, bailed - then jailed again
Shawn Thomas Kanan

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A driver who bailed out of jail on DUII charges took a cab to his car and got arrested a second time for driving under the influence, Springfield Police said.

The story begins just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

An officer with Springfield Police's DUII enforcement team stopped 2008 Toyota Prius driving without headlights near 11th and South A streets.

The officer arrested Shawn Thomas Kanan, 29, of Silverton on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and inhalants, driving while suspended and reckless driving.

Kanan was booked into the Springfield Municipal Jail but posted $5,500 and was released to a taxi cab, police said.

Before he left the jail, an officer warned Kanan that, based on his demeanor, he would be arrested again if he returned to his car and drove.

The officer then went to where Kanan's car was left on the street following his arrest and saw the suspect get in the car and drive away.

Police stopped Kanan a second time and again arrested him on charges of DUII, reckless driving and driving while suspended.

Officers further inspected an interlock device installed in Kanan's car after a previous DUII. The device appeared to have been tampered with, adding a charge of Tampering with an Ignition Interlock Device to the charges against Kanan.

Police took Kanan back to the jail, where police say the suspect again bailed out - this time to the custody of his mother.