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UPDATE - Oregon State Police partnering with MADD and local law enforcement agencies for Holiday Saturation Patrol - 12/03/18

On November 23, 2018 several agencies in Marion and Linn counties participated in a High Visibility Enforcement Saturation.

Mother Against Drunk Driving, Cate Duke, was present and spoke to the law enforcement personnel participating in the saturation. She shared her story as a victim of impaired driving with officers, before they went out on patrol.

The following agencies participated in the event and contributed to a safer Holiday Weekend: Silverton Police Department, Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Albany Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oregon State Police.

Officers made a total of 145 traffic contacts and arrested 11 impaired drivers.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cate Duke
cate.duke@madd.org, (541) 343-8115

Law Enforcement High Visibility Enforcement Saturation Patrol

WHAT: On Friday, November 23, 2018, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is partnering with
Oregon State Police and local law enforcement agencies from Marion and Linn Counties to hold a
Thanksgiving holiday high visibility saturation patrol. This event is dedicated to Cate Duke, who will
share her story of how impaired driving has affected her life during a dedication ceremony to kick off the
saturation patrol event.

WHEN: November 23, 2018 – 6:30 – 7:30 pm

WHERE: Oregon State Police - Salem Area Command – 3565 Trelstad Ave. SE, Salem, OR 97317

WHO: Oregon State Police , local agencies from Marion and Linn Counties.

WHY: To raise public awareness about the importance of planning ahead before drinking or
using impairing substances, to ensure a safe drive home.

MADD wants you to think before you get behind the wheel this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Join
MADD in the effort to have No More Victims! Please plan ahead and use a non-drinking sober
designated driver, Uber, taxi, or other form of ride sharing service to get home safely. If you choose to
drive impaired, specially trained officers will be on the road looking for you!

For those personally impacted by drunk driving, drugged driving, and underage drinking consequences,
MADD Victim Services are available at no charge. MADD serves one person every fifteen minutes
through local victim advocates and MADD’s 24-Hour Victim Help Line, 1-877-MADD-HELP

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