Hermiston police arrest man for 55th time

HERMISTON, Ore. -- It's a sad example of the state of our mental health system. A man who's been arrested 55 times in Hermiston alone was arrested yet again Tuesday night.

KEPR has shown you Peter Villareal mug shot before.

He's been known to lie in the street or dart in front of cars.

That's what police caught him doing Tuesday when he was found lying on a darkened Highway 395.

This came just a short time after he was released from the hospital.

Police admit Villareal needs treatment for mental health, but all they can do is criminally charge him.