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Benton County Sheriff's Office results from extra DUII saturation patrol on Saint Patrick's Day. - 03/25/15
The Benton County Sheriff's Office, participated in extra DUII saturation patrol on Saint Patrick's Day (March 17, 2015). Those who worked the extra patrol arrested 3 people for DUII, and wrote 3 citations for traffic violations. The Benton County Sheriff's Office as a whole arrested 4 people for DUII, and wrote a total of 7 traffic citations for violations committed on Saint Patrick's Day.

Driver impairment and speeding are the most common causes of injury crashes. 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.
Results from extra DUII and seatbelt saturation patrol, and upcoming DUII saturation patrol on Saint Patrick's Day. - 03/02/15
The Benton County Sheriff's Office, participated in extra seatbelt patrol February 9-22. The sheriff's office also participated in extra DUII saturation patrol and enforcement between February 19-22, 2015 to coincide with the Seafood and Wine Festival. Those who worked the extra seatbelt patrol issued a total of 34 citations that involved seatbelt, speeding, and other violations. Those who worked extra DUII patrol arrested 1 person for DUII, made two other arrests for different crimes, and issued 25 citations for violations. The Sheriff's Office as a whole arrested 3 people for DUII, arrested suspects on 6 outstanding warrants, issued 110 traffic citations and investigated 4 traffic crashes during the Seafood and Wine Festival dates.

UPCOMING EVENT:
The Benton County Sheriff's Office will have extra DUII saturation patrol and seatbelt patrol throughout the upcoming year. The next event is DUII extra patrol on Saint Patrick's Day on March 17, 2015. For too many Americans, St. Patrick's Day has ended in tragedy due to drunk drivers getting behind the wheel. According to NHTSA, on Saint Patrick's Day between 2009 to 2013, there were a total of 276 lives lost in drunk-driving crashes.

Driver impairment and speeding are the most common causes of injury crashes. 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. For help with child seats or additional "best practice" information, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual or call ACTS Oregon Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 503-643-5620 in Portland or 877-793-2608.