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Albany Police to Provide Additional DUII Enforcement Over the Holidays - 12/05/17

The Albany Police Department will join law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon providing additional DUII enforcement during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

High visibility DUII enforcement will occur from December 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018. This enhanced enforcement program is paid for by dedicated funding from Oregon Impact (www.oregonimpact.org). The focus of this program is to detect and arrest impaired drivers and serve as a deterrent.

2017 Linn County Tree of Remembrance Ceremony - 11/27/17

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the Linn County Victim Impact Panel will be having their annual Tree of Remembrance Ceremony. It will be take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Albany City Hall Council Chambers, 333 SW Broadalbin Street. This year, the guest speakers will be Linn County District Attorney Doug Marteeny and newly appointed MADD State Volunteer Resource Specialist for the State of Oregon, Cate Duke.

At the ceremony, Christmas ornaments inscribed with names of victims will be hung on the Tree of Remembrance. The ceremony is to take time over the holiday season to remember those who have been killed or injured by impaired drivers. After the ceremony, the tree will be placed at the new Albany Fire Department for display and to remind people not to drink and drive over the holidays. If someone has a name they would like to add to the list and an ornament hung on the tree, please contact Sergeant Robert Hayes at the Albany Police Department (541-917-7680 or robert.hayes@cityofalbany.net).


Nationwide fatal crashes increased by 7% from 2014 to 2015, and the fatality rate rose to 1.13 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles of travel in 2015. The percent of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities has declined from 48% in 1982 to 29 percent in 2015. However, for the State of Oregon, there were 357 traffic fatalities in 2014 and 447 in 2015. This was an increase of 25%. In 2014, 28% of those were impaired driver-related and that increased to 35% in 2015.

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