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CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Benton County Sheriff's Office participated in extra Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants enforcement, surrounding the Oregon State University vs University of Oregon Football Civil War weekend, November 25-27, 2016.
Patrol statistics are taken from all stops by Benton County Deputies across the county. There were 95 traffic stops conducted by those working regular patrol and extra DUII patrol. During that time, one driver was arrested for DUII (alcohol), one for reckless driving, one for failing to carry and present a driver's license, and four on outstanding arrest warrants. There were a total of 20 traffic citations issued for violations including: speeding, no insurance, driving while suspended/revoked, and other various violations. Deputies investigated one non-injury traffic crash.
The next Benton County Sheriff's Office DUII saturation patrol is scheduled for December 15, 2016 through January 1, 2017, to coincide with the next holiday season. There will also be deputies working extra seatbelt, distracted driving, and speed enforcement during this time. This time of year the roads have more people driving on them, and the roads can be more dangerous due to weather and more darkness in the evening. Please use caution when traveling on the roadways, and keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers on our roadways by keeping them off the roadway and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.