Statement from Sheriff Craig Roberts

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, 4:59 p.m.


At 1:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, I got the call that my 20-year-old son had been arrested by the Oregon State Police for driving under the influence.

I am writing to speak openly about this because I cannot emphasize enough that impaired driving is a serious offense that risks far too many lives.

When you get behind the wheel under the influence, you put your own life in danger and you jeopardize the safety of everyone else on the road.

The legal and financial consequences of driving under the influence are quickly learned after an arrest. But that's only the beginning of a longer journey. I love my son, and our family will stand beside him as he answers tough questions for himself and faces the consequences of his actions.

I am grateful to the State Police for holding my son accountable and keeping our roads safe.

Craig Roberts
Clackamas County Sheriff


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