News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
From Wednesday, Dec. 13 through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is increasing patrols -- with an emphasis on reducing impaired-driver crashes.
The goal of these extra patrols: zero traffic fatalities during this year's holiday celebration.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every day 28 people lose their lives to alcohol-related traffic crashes. This staggering statistic amounts to one alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes. This makes the chance of a person being involved in an alcohol-related crash 1 in 3 through a lifetime.
The Sheriff's Office wants to help avoid these completely preventable tragedies this holiday season.
The Sheriff's Office reminds the public that everyone can play a role in preventing impaired drivers. If you or those around you drink alcohol and/or consume other impairing substances -- including marijuana -- please make responsible transportation plans. And if you witness impaired driving, don't hesitate to report it to your local authorities -- it may save a life.
Please enjoy your time with friends and family over the holiday.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office