Oregon State Police report there were three fatalities over the Memorial Day weekend, one of which was a pedestrian. Six people died over the same period in 2010 and five in 2009.
Preliminary OSP enforcement statistics for this year’s Memorial Day holiday period noted troopers arrested 88 DUII drivers, up from 73 DUII arrests last year. The OSP Central Point Area Command office accounted for 22% of those arrests as they lead all OSP offices with 19 DUII arrests. Other OSP offices reporting three or more DUII arrests were:
* Newport Area Command office – 4 DUII arrests
* Grants Pass work site – 9 DUII arrests
* Salem Area Command office – 9 DUII arrests
* Klamath Falls Area Command office – 8 DUII arrests
* Springfield Area Command office – 8 DUII arrests
* Coos Bay Area Command office – 5 DUII arrests
* Springfield Area Command – 5 DUII arrests
* LaGrande Area Command office – 4 DUII arrests
* McMinnville Area Command office – 3 DUII arrests
* Astoria Area Command office – 3 DUII arrests
An inter-agency enforcement effort during the holiday weekend focused on all Medford highways. During the four-day multi-agency effort, participating officers stopped 250 vehicles resulting in 34 DUII arrests, fourteen criminal charges, four citations for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and other citations and 283 traffic-related warnings.
Increased patrols and participation in traffic safety enforcement campaigns by OSP, county sheriff offices and city police departments will continue through June 5th as part of the ongoing national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.Share on Facebook