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News Release
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Will Increase Holiday Patrols To Combat Impaired Driving (Photo) - 12/24/20

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing patrols in an effort to minimize and reduce the negative impact of impaired drivers on other motorists and pedestrians. These patrols will start on December 26th and continue through January 3rd. These patrols will be paid for by a grant from Oregon Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you plan to host or attend a party where alcohol is being served, you can take some precautions beforehand to avoid what could be a deadly ending to the night.

  • If you host a party and provide alcohol, make sure to also include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Monitor your guest’s alcohol consumption and take the keys from a guest who has had too much.
  • Use public transportation or a taxi.
  • Ask a friend who has not been drinking for a ride home.
  • Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired family or friends from driving.
  • Always wear your seatbelt.

If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 911 and report them. Some signs to look for are:

  • Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane.
  • Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals.
  • Making unusually wide turns.
  • Driving over curbs.
  • Driving with headlights off at night.                   

It is the goal of Sheriff Svenson and the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office for all the citizens to have a safe and happy holiday season.

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