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News Release
YCSO Increases Patrols for Labor Day Weekend - 08/30/19

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols on Labor Day Weekend and the weekends lead up to this last summer weekend, in an effort to minimize and reduce the negative impact of impaired drivers on law abiding motorists. These extra patrols will begin in mid-August and continue through Labor Day weekend.  The extra patrols are paid for through a High Visibility Enforcement Grant provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association.

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

If you host a party and provide alcohol or marijuana, make sure to also include food and non-alcoholic beverages.  Monitor your guest’s 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 consuming 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 9-1-1 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