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Memorial Day DUI Enforcement - 05/25/17

The Hillsboro Police Department will be gearing up the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend DUI Saturation Detail. The goal of this enforcement detail will be to deter impaired drivers. Officers will also be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely and distracted drivers using mobile communication devices.

The enhanced enforcement period starts Friday May 26th through Tuesday May 30th, 2017. Increased patrols can take place on any given night at any location within the city during this holiday.

Nearly 1/3 of fatal crashes in the United States are related to impaired driving. Impaired driving costs the United States $132 billion annually and costs each adult in the United States over $500 a year. Every day, 27 people are killed in the United States as a result of impaired driving.

The Hillsboro Police Department encourages responsible driving and the use of Designated Drivers. Remember, proper party planning can prevent expensive or deadly consequences that can result from impaired driving. This enforcement operation is being conducted in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Hillsboro Police Department will be participating in the National "clickit or ticket" campaign - 05/11/17

The Hillsboro Police Department, along with other Oregon law enforcement agencies, will be working overtime to focus on proper safety belt use including child seat use, during a nationwide traffic enforcement "blitz" occurring day and night from Monday, May 15 through Sunday, May 28.

With onset of warmer weather, officers will also be checking compliance with laws prohibiting transportation of a minor in an open pickup truck bed.

This enhanced enforcement is made possible through grant funding of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered by Oregon Department of Transportation.
Roadside observations of belt use among Oregon travelers in 2016 revealed 96% of travelers use safety belts. But despite this high use rate among the general population, Oregon crash data for 2015 shows lack of belt use in 27% of daytime and 50% of night time crash. ODOT estimates that at least half of those who died unbelted or 67 persons could have been saved if everyone used safety belts on every trip.

Safety belts, used correctly, can reduce the risk of major crash injury or death by up to sixty-five percent. Belts are even more effective when used in combination with airbag systems and other not-so-obvious occupant protection features designed into today's vehicles.
Child seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must ride in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must use either a child seat or booster until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall and the adult belt fits them correctly. If you are unsure whether your child is ready to transition to an adult belt system, use the easy five-step test here: http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm

For help installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

Colton Lyerla - 05/05/17

At 11:18 a.m. The Hillsboro Police Department received a call regarding a heroin overdose at 1707 NE Parkside Dr. Hillsboro OR. The caller advised that the person involved was unconscious and that they were administrating CPR.

When officers and paramedics arrived they found Colton Lyerla awake and responsive. According to the occupants, they had performed CPR and also had also administered NARCAN to Lyerla.

After a triage by Hillsboro Fire, Lyerla was escorted to an ambulance for transport to the Hospital for further treatment. While walking to the ambulance Lyerla ran off but was a caught a short time later Lyerla was then transported to the hospital without incident.