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OSP Troopers Report More DUII Arrests During Super Bowl Weekend
02/08/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers reported more DUII arrests this year compared to last year's Super Bowl weekend.  Preliminary statistics indicate between 12:01 a.m., Saturday, February 6th, and 6:00 a.m., Monday, February 8th, OSP troopers arrested 58 DUII drivers.  During last year's Super Bowl weekend, OSP troopers reported 50 DUII arrests during the same time period.
 
The OSP Springfield Area Command office noted the highest number with 14 DUII arrests, followed by Salem Area Command office (8), and Portland and Tualatin Area offices (7 each).

 
Information from ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicates no fatality crashes on Oregon roads during this time period.  Last year, two people died in 2 separate fatal traffic crashes.
 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Super Bowl Sunday has become one of the nation's most dangerous days on the roadways due to impaired driving. NHTSA statistics show nationally on Super Bowl Sunday (12:01 a.m., Sunday, to 5:59 a.m., Monday) 48 percent of the fatalities occurred in crashes where a driver or motorcycle rider had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08 percent or higher.