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News Release
DUII and Distracted Driving Enforcement (August 2019) - 09/09/19

            During the month of August and into the Labor Day Weekend, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety once again joined forces with other Oregon law enforcement agencies to participate in High Visibility Enforcement Operations. Patrols were increased to aggressively look for drug and alcohol impaired drivers and those driving while distracted by their cell phones.

            During the month, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety arrested (33) people for driving under the influence of intoxicants – alcohol and/or controlled substances. (57) Drivers were issued citations or arrested for Driving on a Suspended License, (40) drivers were cited for using their cell phones, and (9) juveniles were cited for being in possession of alcohol.

            The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety encourages the motoring public to plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Police also encourage citizens who witness suspected impaired drivers to contact police immediately.

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