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News Release
Results: Deputies Arrest Seven Impaired Drivers Over Super Bowl Weekend - 02/11/19

During enhanced Super Bowl weekend patrols, deputies arrested seven individuals for impaired driving. Deputies would like to remind the public that impaired driving is a one hundred percent preventable offense, and to always plan a sober ride home.

The original media release is below.

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Deputies Conducting Super Bowl Weekend Enhanced Impaired Driving Patrols

January 31, 2019 -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Oregon State Sheriff's Association (OSSA), will be conducting high visibility impaired driving patrols this Super Bowl weekend to keep our roadways safe.

According to NHTSA, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2016, and 28 percent (10,497) of those fatalities were in crashes during which a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of .08.

On average, a driving under the influence arrest costs $10,000 in attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs, and more.

There are many other ways to ensure a safe ride home besides relying on a friend. The options include using public transportation, calling a taxi, or using a rideshare program such as Uber or Lyft. In addition, NHTSA’s SaferRide Mobile App, available in the app store, is another resource to help fans who have been drinking find a sober ride home—by identifying their location and helping to call a taxi or a friend to pick them up.

This Super Bowl weekend, be a team player and help keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. Designate your sober driver before the big game begins. And remember: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

The results of the enhanced impaired driving patrols will be posted in February.

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