December 31, 2013 20:52
The Portland Police Bureau has been adding enhanced DUII patrols through the holiday season. As New Year's eve is upon us there will again be added DUII enforcement throughout the city; and motorists are strongly encouraged to utilize a sober designated driver, public transportation, or call a taxi.
Just in this last month the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has investigated 4 fatal crashes, with the most recent one falling just two days after Christmas. Often times drug and alcohol impaired driving, speeding, and distracted driving (cell phone use / texting) are the major contributing factors to the fatal crashes we investigate.
The Police Bureau would ask citizens use care, caution, and common sense when celebrating the New Year. Everyone's lives are affected when something goes horribly wrong. Be safe and enjoy time with family and friends.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204