Sunday, July 16, 2017

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

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
transportation.
* 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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