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News Release
Salem Police to add DUII enforcement patrols through Labor Day holiday - 08/07/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:     Wednesday, August 07, 2019

 

CONTACT PERSON:         Lt. Debbie Aguilar

                                                City of Salem Police Department

                                                503-932-5068, daguilar@cityofsalem.net

 

Salem Police to add DUII enforcement patrols through the Labor Day holiday

 

Salem, Ore.The Salem Police Department will be continuing with specialized patrols to target those who are driving under the influence of intoxicants.  These specialized patrols will begin August 8, 2019 and run through the Labor Day weekend. 

The overtime patrols shifts, funded by Oregon Impact, will continue to focus on the very dangerous issue of driving while impaired.  As an agency, Salem Police Department arrested 45 people for driving under the influence and issued four citations for the violation of Minor in Possession in the month of July 2019. There were also 166 citations issued for driving while suspended, 105 for speeding, 6 citations for distracted driving, 12 citations for seatbelt violations and 927 citations and warnings for various other offenses.

The Salem Police Department and our partners, such as Oregon Impact and the Department of Transportation are committed to keeping our community safe through traffic safety enforcement and education.

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