Monday, May 8, 2017

West Linn Police Department to increase DUII patrols in May


News Release from West Linn Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 8th, 2017 5:37 PM
This May is bringing us hotter weather (it's about time!), as well as the Memorial Day weekend, so the West Linn Police Department is stepping up its DUII patrols. A grant from Oregon Impact will provide funding for the West Linn Police Department to increase its DUII patrol presence throughout the rest of May, and especially during Memorial Day weekend. Last month (March, 2017), the West Linn Police Department made 11 DUII arrests.

Here are some sobering DUII statistics from MADD:

Every 2 minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.
Drunk Driving costs the United States $199 billion a year.
On average,2 in 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
Drunk Driving costs each adult in the United States almost $800 per year.
In 2012, 29.1 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol-that's more than the population of Texas.

The West Linn Police Department asks you to please think about these statistics before you operate a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol or using any other substance that impairs your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
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