A message from Lincoln City Police
During August 21- September 7, Labor Day, law enforcement partners nationwide will be out in force looking to get impaired drivers off the roadways. The Lincoln City Police Department plans on putting extra patrol officers on duty during times when higher numbers of impaired drivers are likely to be on the roadways. These extra officers will be seeking out drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Impaired driving continues to be a leading cause of motor vehicle crash deaths and injuries throughout the nation. In 2013, there were 10,076 people killed in drunk-driving crashes, almost a third of all traffic fatalities. Thirty-eight percent of the crash fatalities on Labor Day weekend that year involved drunk drivers, amounting to 161 lives lost. More than a quarter (27%) of the crash fatalities that occurred on Labor Day weekend involved drivers with blood alcohol levels of .15 or higher – almost twice the legal limit.. That’s why the Lincoln City Police Department is joining forces along with other law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired drivers.