Monday, November 28, 2011

OSP reports increase in holiday DUII arrests

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 7:14 PM

With the holiday's seasonal celebrations underway police are on the look out for any signs of intoxicated driving. They got off to a busy start this past weekend. Here's a rundown of stats from OSP:

Oregon State Police troopers reported an increase in the number of DUII arrests compared with the total arrested during last year's Thanksgiving holiday period. Troopers arrested 72 DUII drivers this year, an increase of 65 percent over last year's total of 47 arrests. Two years ago, troopers reported 53 DUII arrests.
Oregon State Police offices reported 3 or more DUII arrests were:
* Portland Area Command office - 9 DUII arrests
* Springfield Area Command office - 9 DUII arrests
* Astoria Area Command office - 8 DUII arrests
* Central Point Area Command office - 8 DUII arrests
* Albany Area Command office - 7 DUII arrests
* Bend Area Command office - 5 DUII arrests
* St. Helens work site - 4 DUII arrests
* Salem Area Command office - 4 DUII arrests
* McMinnville Area Command office - 3 DUII arrests
* Florence work site - 3 DUII arrests
In related new, OSP reported three separate fatalities over the holiday weekend. OSP noted that two of the victims weren't wearing any safety restraints.

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