Officers were out on targeted patrols for impaired drivers during the month of June and made 20 arrests for driving under the influence. During the month of July, officers continue their efforts to take impaired drivers off the streets.
The Beaverton Police Department is participating in a yearlong National Traffic Safety Campaign. The high-visibility enforcement detail was paid for by grant funds. So far this year, Beaverton Police officers have taken 158 allegedly impaired drivers off of Beaverton streets.
Additionally, between July 1 through 5, Washington County deputies conducted enhanced patrols focused on driving under the influence of intoxicants. During that period, deputies arrested 10 alleged DUII drivers. One of those arrests was for driving under the influence of narcotics, and two of those arrests were for felony DUIIs.
The arrest and apprehension of DUII drivers is an enforcement priority for the WCSO. On average, deputies arrest 1,000 impaired drivers each year.
Drunk driving, impaired driving or buzzed driving all have the potential to claim lives and often will result in jail time, according to both BPD and WCSO.