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Mobile DUII Processing Center Motorhome Rolls into Douglas County to Help Interagency DUII Holiday Enforcement
07/03/2008
Lieutenant Doug Ladd
Sergeant Lynn Withers
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
Office: (541) 440-3334

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Oregon's latest tool to help keep intoxicated drivers off our highways will be making another visit in Douglas County during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, including a visit in the Diamond Lake area as part of the national "Drunk Driving Over the Limit, Under Arrest" enforcement blitz.

 
About one year ago, Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and other law enforcement agencies and partners rolled out a creative solution to help facilitate the processing of arrested DUII drivers and help get officers back on the road quicker. Through a $171,000 grant from ODOTs Transportation Safety Division, a 2007 36-foot Winnebago Voyage motor home was purchased with retrofitted equipment necessary to test and process intoxicated drivers.

 
The Mobile DUII Processing Center (MDPC) equipment includes three Intoxilyzer Model 8000 breath-alcohol testing equipment, three work stations with laptops and printers, and two temporary holding cells. The unit also includes emergency supplies, cell phones and radio communications equipment.

 
OSP Sergeant Lynn Withers brought the MDPC to help area law enforcement agencies while an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 visitors come to Diamond Lake for the holiday weekend. The MDPC has previously been used to help interagency efforts during events such as Oktoberfest, Paulina Rodeo, Seneca Oyster Feed, and Klamath County Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
 
"Having the Mobile DUII Processing Center motor home on site will help keep troopers, deputies, and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officers in this area instead of having to drive the 140 mile round trip to Roseburg if they have to lodge someone or process an arrested intoxicated driver," said Withers.
 
On Saturday, the MDPC will also roll into Roseburg to help OSP troopers, Douglas County deputies, and officers from Roseburg, Sutherlin, Winston, and Myrtle Creek police departments to process impaired drivers.
 
For more information about Oregon's efforts to keep our highways safe during the Fourth of July Holiday weekend, go to our website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/NEWSRL/news/06_30_2008_july4_safety.shtml
 
Information about keeping fireworks legal and safe is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/NEWSRL/news/06_23_2008_fireworks.shtml