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Thanksgiving DUII Enforcement Results

Post Date:12/09/2013 10:00 AM
Date: December 6, 2013

Dates of Enforcement: November 22, 2013 through December 2, 2013
Type of Incident: Thanksgiving Holiday Week DUII Enforcement

Narrative:

Central Oregon law enforcement agencies concluded their eleven day High Visibility Enforcement campaign dedicated to DUII enforcement occurring over the Thanksgiving Holiday Week.

Two Bend Police Department Officers worked a total of eight hours of grant funded overtime focusing on DUII enforcement resulting in one DUII arrest, 2 arrests/citations, and five warnings. Bend PD dedicated over 50 hours of straight time DUII enforcement to the HVE effort. In November there were 42 total DUII arrests, 454 total citations issued, and 31 total accidents. The Redmond Police Department conducted their HVE on November 22nd with three officers on grant time making four DUII arrests. Oregon State Police Bend Area Command office made six DUII arrests.

Preliminary information indicates two people died in Oregon in fatal traffic crashes during the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday reporting period between November 27 and December 1. Last year, two people died in 2 separate fatal traffic crashes in Oregon during the holiday period. Three people died during each of the 2011 and 2010 Thanksgiving Holiday reporting periods.

Central Oregon law enforcement agencies joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other State and highway safety partners in conducting the crackdown campaign, which featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities, including $14 million in paid national advertising.

For more information, visit the High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign Headquarters at www.StopImpairedDriving.org. This HVE enforcement is funded by overtime funds through the Oregon Department of Transportation. For additional information, please contact Sergeant Kurt Koester at the Bend Police Department at 541-322-2960.
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