Oregon DUII Crackdown

oregon_downtown560x218Law enforcement authorities in the state of Oregon are cracking down on impaired drivers throughout the state. So far, in the year 2015, Beaverton Police officers have taken 175 drivers who were suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol off of the roads. In May alone 29 inebriated drivers were arrested.

Beaverton Police officers are especially trained to patrol for drunk drivers. They are able pinpoint behavior that might be indicative of a driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Beaverton police will continue to monitor possible intoxicated drivers by participating in a yearlong National Traffic Safety Campaign.

During the month of June the saturation patrols will continue, with the prime purpose of these efforts being educating the public on drunk driving while also removing drunk drivers from the roads.

In 2013 more than 10,000 people were killed in alcohol related car accidents in the state of Oregon. One out of every five of those deaths was a child, and even more tragically, 77% of those children were in a car with the drunk driver.

DUIs are expensive, especially when you consider how easy, and inexpensive it is to rely on a designated driver or to call a taxi driver to get you home safely. Driving home under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous to you and those around you and can be easily avoided. If you get a DUII in Oregon you are looking at severe financial penalties, a suspended license, and the installation of an ignition interlock device that will prevent you from getting behind the wheel drunk.