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Labor Day Patrol Results - 09/14/17

Corvallis, Ore. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office recently participated in seat belt and distracted driver saturation patrols. These extra patrols took place in Benton County on August 21, 2017 through September 3, 2017. The office also participated in extra DUII (Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants) patrols between August 18, 2017 and September 4, 2017. During this period, deputies responded to regular calls for service, as well as worked the extra patrol.

"Our goal is to keep Benton County safer for everyone," said Sheriff Scott Jackson. "Please to do your part. Obey the speed limit, pay attention to the job of driving, always buckle your seat belt, and if you are going to drink, do not drive."

In all, deputies arrested seven for DUII (all under the influence of alcohol), arrested/cited one for Minor in Possession of Alcohol or Marijuana, and issued 18 Driving While Suspended (Misdemeanor or Violation citations).

Benton County Deputies also issued 135 traffic citations including the following: 50 speeding citations, two seat belt citations, and eight cell phone citations.

BCSO's next DUII Saturation Patrols are scheduled September 16 through September 24, 2017, to coincide with Oregon State University's student move in week and home college football games. Benton County Sheriff's Office will be targeting DUII Alcohol, Controlled Substances, and Inhalants.

Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes on our roadways by keeping impaired drivers off the roadway and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.
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Attached Media Files: DUII_saturation_9.13.17.pdf
10th Annual BCSO Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser - 08/30/17

Corvallis, Ore. - The Benton County Sheriff's Office 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser is the HOTTEST event of the year! Teams from public safety and community organizations compete for the honor of "Benton's Best Rootin' Tootin' Shoot'em Up Chili!"

This year's BCSO Chili Cook-Off is on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street, Corvallis, Oregon. Doors open at High Noon and the event closes at 4:00 p.m. Entry fee is $5 at the door and ?1/2 off with military ID. Kids under five years of age are free.

This family-friendly event includes music, raffle prizes, the REACH Air-Medical Services helicopter (when it's not in service), demonstrations by public safety professionals, Sheriff's Mounted Posse, activities for the kids, and chili tasting! Soda, hotdogs, ice cream, and beer by Block 15 will be available.

Along with the Cook-off, we are holding our 2nd Annual Preparedness Fair. While you are at the fairgrounds for the fundraiser, you can stop by this free event to get tips on emergency preparedness for your family, including pets!

A different local non-profit is chosen as a recipient each year for this fundraiser. This year's proceeds will benefit local law enforcement K-9 programs and the Benton County Sheriff's Mounted Posse. For more details, please go to https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/10th-annual-bcso-chili-cook.
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Attached Media Files: cookoffDRAFT_20170829.pdf