The Oregon State Police (OSP), in partnership with the Eugene Police Department (EPD) and Springfield Police Department (SPD), have organized DUII saturation efforts around the KLCC Microbrew Festival, February 6th and 7th at the Lane County Fairgrounds.
Additional troopers and officers will be assigned to the high visibility enforcement (HVE) event each night, targeting drug and alcohol-impaired drivers. Funding for these coordinated efforts are provided by grants through the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
This HVE effort is undertaken in conjunction with ODOT Transportation Safety Division’s message, “Drive Sober – The Way to Go,” and NHTSA’s safety message, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Across the United States, more than 10,000 people were killed in impaired driving crashes in 2012. Here in Oregon in 2013, over 40% of all fatal crashes involved a driver who had been drinking.
Attendees are encouraged to designate a driver or use alternative transportation. KLCC and the Lane Transit District (LTD) are offering free bus passes for those attending the festival. Visit KLCC’s website for more information. www.klcc.org
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