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Enhanced patrols nab 60 for DUII

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested 60 impaired drivers in June. Of those, at least six were impaired with drugs.

Deputies also issued 17 minor in possession of alcohol/marijuana violations. Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, deputies arrested an additional eight impaired drivers in the county. One was drug-related. Many DUII arrests were made by sheriff’s deputies working grant-funded overtime, funding provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with ODOT and NHTSA, will conduct enhanced, high-visibility DUII enforcement patrols throughout the remainder of the month looking for impaired drivers.

WSCO officials encourage the public to enjoy celebrations responsibly by designating a sober driver before the celebration begins.