Sunday, July 16, 2017

West Linn PD to participate in high visibility DUII enforcement in July


News Release from West Linn Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 16th, 2017 1:17 PM
The West Linn Police Department will be deploying extra police officers in July to specifically look for impaired drivers. These extra officers will be funded with a grant through Oregon Impact.

Tips: How to Prevent Someone from Driving Drunk

The best way to prevent someone from driving drunk is to make a plan for a sober designated driver, and make sure everyone agrees to it ahead of time. If you are faced with a situation where someone who's impaired is trying to drive, here are some tips on how to stop them:

* Be as non-confrontational as possible.
* Suggest alternate ways of getting to their destination-a cab, a sober driver, public
* Remember that the person you are talking to is impaired-talk a bit more slowly and explain
things more fully than if you were talking to a sober person.
* Explain that you don't want them to drive because you care and you don't want them to hurt
themselves or others.
* Suggest that they sleep over.
* Enlist a friend to help you or to act as moral support-it's more difficult to say "no" to
two (or three or four) people than one.
* If possible, get the person's keys. It is far easier to persuade the potential driver when
you hold this leverage.
* If all else fails, call law enforcement. It's better to have a friend arrested than injured
or killed.
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