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Preliminary Post-New Year's Holiday Period Statistics
01/03/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Note: The reported fatality statistic may change if other information is received later by Oregon law enforcement agencies. This year's 78-hour New Year's Holiday reporting period started 6:00 p.m., December 30, and concluded at 11:59 p.m., January 2, 2011. Last year's reporting period was 102 hours long.
 
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According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), preliminary information indicates one person died on Oregon roads during the New Year's Holiday reporting period. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers also reported more DUII arrests during the 78-hour holiday reporting period in comparison to last year's 102-hour period.
 
The single confirmed fatal traffic crash happened January 2, 2011 at approximately 11:47 a.m. when a 65-year old Chico, California woman lost control of her vehicle on Highway 97 near milepost 218 and crashed into a pickup. Two occupants in the pickup were injured, one seriously. OSP troopers are continuing the investigation.
 
During last year's holiday period there were no traffic fatalities in Oregon; only the second time that has happened during the New Year's Holiday period since 1970. Two years ago, seven people were killed in 5 separate fatal crashes. According to FARS, an average of 5 traffic fatalities have occurred each year over the New Year's Holiday period during the last ten years.
 
Preliminary DUII enforcement statistics reported by OSP troopers indicates 79 drivers were arrested for DUII, up from the 70 DUII arrests reported during last year's New Year's Holiday period. More than half of the DUII arrests (43) happened on January 1st between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. OSP offices reporting 3 or more DUII arrests were:
  • Springfield Area Command – 15 DUII arrests
  • Coos Bay Area Command – 8 DUII arrests
  • Portland Area Command – 7 DUII arrests
  • Central Point Area Command – 6 DUII arrests
  • Salem Area Command – 4 DUII arrests
  • Astoria Area Command – 4 DUII arrests
  • The Dalles Area Command – 3 DUII arrests
  • Gold Beach Work Site – 3 DUII arrests
  • Grants Pass Work Site – 3 DUII arrests
  • John Day Work Site – 3 DUII arrests
  • Klamath Falls Area Command – 3 DUII arrests
  • La Grande Area Command – 3 DUII arrests
 
No other holiday-related information available at this time. Questions about DUII arrest statistics for local county and city law enforcement agencies should be directed to those respective departments.