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Timbers goalie pleads no contest to DUII

Portland Timbers goalie Jake Gleeson pleaded no contest last week to DUII and reckless driving charges stemming from a two-car crash in Lake Oswego.

Municipal Court Judge W. Bruce Shepley agreed to let Gleeson, 26, enter an alcohol diversion program and said the reckless driving conviction could be dismissed if the New Zealander successfully completes the program.

Gleeson was also required to pay $1,140 in court-issued fines, but an additional charge of reckless endangerment was dropped as part of a plea agreement.

Gleeson and Timbers captain Liam Ridgewell were arrested Oct. 24 after the late-night crash near Pilkington Road and Willow Lane. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Gleeson and his car, which had suffered front-end damage in a two-vehicle collision with a Nissan Xterra. They also found Ridgewell, who is originally from England and now lives in Lake Oswego, at the scene and learned that Gleeson had called him for help.

The players told police that they had been drinking at a nearby pub earlier that evening, according to LOPD Sgt. Tom Hamann. Both men refused to take breathalyzer tests but failed field sobriety tests, Hamann said. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was not cited.

Ridgewell, 32, has yet to enter his own plea to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants. He is due in Lake Oswego Municipal Court on Dec. 7.

LO nurses among March of Dimes honorees

Three Lake Oswego residents were among the honorees last week when the March of Dimes held its sixth-annual Oregon Nurse of the Year Awards:

— Distinguished Nurse of the Year: Deborah Louis of Lake Oswego, who works at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center;

— Emergency: Desiree McCue of Lake Oswego, who works at Oregon Health & Science University; and

— Women’s Health: Sofia Costas of Lake Oswego, who works at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Registered Nurses working at all staff levels in Oregon and Southwest Washington were honored in 16 categories at a luncheon Friday at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. For more information, go to facebook.com/MarchOfDimesGreaterOregon.

City offices closed on Thursday and Friday

All City of Lake Oswego offices — including the Library and the Adult Community Center — will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, to celebrate Thanksgiving. There are two exceptions: The Golf Course will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and the Tennis Center will be open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

City offices will also be closed on Friday, Nov. 25, with three exceptions: The Library will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; the Golf Course will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and the Tennis Center will be open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

— The Review