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OSP Troopers Arrest 47 DUII Drivers During Statewide New Year's Eve Night Enforcement Effort
01/01/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers reported more DUII arrests around the state in comparison to last year's New Year's Eve night. Increased enforcement efforts by OSP troopers, county deputies and city police officers will continue through Monday night during the holiday weekend national campaign.
 
Preliminary enforcement numbers indicates between December 31, 2011 and 8:00 a.m., January 1, 2012, OSP troopers reported 47 DUII arrests around the state of which 25 were after midnight. Last year, troopers reported 41 DUII arrests during the same period. Troopers arrested 34 DUII drivers two years ago.
 
OSP offices reporting two or more DUII arrests during that period were:
  • Springfield Area Command office - 11 DUII arrests (9 after midnight)
  • Portland Area Command office - 9 DUII arrests (5 after midnight)
  • Coos Bay Area Command office - 8 DUII arrests (3 after midnight)
  • St. Helens work site - 3 DUII arrests
  • Central Point Area Command office - 4 DUII arrests
  • Klamath Falls Area Command office - 2 DUII arrests
  • Gold Beach work site - 2 DUII arrests
 
Since the New Year's Holiday enforcement period started 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 30, OSP troopers have reported 53 DUII arrests and investigated two fatal traffic crashes resulting in the death of three people. During last year's holiday period, one person died on Oregon roads.
 
OSP, Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police and ODOT urges drivers to remember to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over", and be aware that road and visibility conditions may unexpectedly change during the holiday and winter season. Drive sober, be rested and alert, slow down for the conditions on the road, and "know before you go" by staying up to date of road and weather conditions posted at www.TripCheck.com or call 5-1-1.