The Lincoln City Police Department will be joining forces with other law enforcement agencies across the nation to ramp up their enforcement efforts against drunk driving as part of a national crackdown over Labor Day weekend. The high visibility campaign is in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to curb drunk driving and save lives. During the August 18th to September 4th (Labor Day) time period, law enforcement partners nationwide will be out in force looking to get drunk and impaired drivers off the roadways.
The Lincoln City Police Department will have extra patrol officers on duty during times when higher numbers of drunk or impaired drivers are likely to be on the roadways. These extra officers will be seeking out drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) continues to be a leading cause of motor vehicle crash deaths and injuries throughout the nation.
The Lincoln City Police Department last used these grant funds in May 2017 over Memorial Day weekend. Three intoxicated drivers were arrested during those enhanced enforcement operations. The members of the Lincoln City Police Department are committed to the safety of our citizens and visitors. The DUII Enforcement grant funds are a valuable resource that will assist us in improving the traffic safety in our community. Our goal is simple: to save lives and prevent injuries caused by DUII crashes. These grant funds were made possible through the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact.
Information provided by LCPD