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News Release
Salem Police Holiday DUII Patrols - 01/24/20

Over the winter holiday season the Salem Police Department, in partnership with Oregon Impact, participated in a statewide traffic enforcement and safety campaign. The campaign's focus was on motorists driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The Salem Police Department, with grant funding, had one officer work on one of the campaign's patrols. During the patrol, the officer made one arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, issued two citations for driving while suspended, made two other arrests, and issued four other citations/warnings.

As an agency, during the month of December, Salem Police officers arrested 46 people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, one of which occurred on New Year's Eve. Officers also issued three citations for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, 208 citations for driving while suspended, 24 citations for seatbelt violations, 10 citations for cell phone use, 497 citations for speed related violations and 14 citations for drivers who were required to use an Ignition Interlock Device to drive. Officers issued a total of 1294 citations and warnings in the month of December.

The Salem Police Department wants to thank our partners, Oregon Impact and NHTSA, for helping us keep our community safe through traffic related enforcement and education. 

Please remember to drive sober and always wear your seatbelt.