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Police to step up DUII enforcement May 24-27

Now that the weather is warming up and activities are increasing, the Lake Oswego Police are reminding drivers to be careful about not driving while impaired.

There will be joy and excitement with school winding down, holiday weekends, barbecues, graduations, spring and summer sporting events, and outdoor recreational activities. However, too often these activities involve imbibing alcoholic beverages.

In an effort to promote a safe start to the warm weather season, the Lake Oswego Police Department will be working in tandem with Oregon Impact on high visibility enforcement DUII details occurring over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 24-27.

“Unfortunately, too often people get behind the wheel and drive while they’re impaired,” said LOPD Lt. Doug Treat.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports deaths in crashes involved drunken drivers increased 4.6 percent in 2012, taking 10,322 lives, compared to 9,865 deaths in 2011. The majority of those crashes involved drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or higher, nearly twice the legal limit.

In an effort to promote a safe start to the warm weather season, the Lake Oswego Police Department will be working in tandem with Oregon Impact on high visibility enforcement DUII details occurring over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 24-27.

Like many other agencies in the state of Oregon, the LOPD will be specifically focusing on locating and arresting impaired drivers.

“We’ll be looking for speeding and distracted drivers,” said Treat.

Drivers are reminded that they can be impaired by intoxicants including alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription medication. If a driver is arrested for DUII, he or she can be subject to fines, have his or her license suspendedand and spend time in jail.

The public is urged to find designated drivers if necessary and to keep others from driving if they appear impaired.




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