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Multi-Agency Enforcement Efforts Help Prevent Traffic Crashes During Jordan Valley Loop Rodeo Weekend
05/18/2009
Sergeant Jason Reese
Oregon State Police - Ontario
Office: (541) 889-6469 ext. 712

 
A multi-agency traffic safety enforcement effort aimed to prevent crashes and any problems caused by impaired drivers was considered a success this past weekend during the Jordan Valley Loop Rodeo.
 
Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Jason Reese reported there were no traffic crashes in the targeted area along Highway 95 in Oregon and Idaho. Six OSP troopers, six Malheur County sheriff deputies and one Idaho State Police trooper patrolled the area at various times Friday through Sunday. No DUII arrests were reported.
 
"Traffic safety efforts during this past weekend's event were a success and we're glad to report that no crashes happened in the targeted area during the weekend. Many drivers were responsible and used designated drivers during the weekend event," said Reese.
 
OSP troopers reported 152 traffic stops during which 40 citations and 166 warnings were issued. One driver was cited for misdemeanor Driving While Suspended, one person cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and one citation issued for a marijuana possession offense.
 
Enforcement statistics from Malheur County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police was not available for this release.