UOPD cracks down on impaired driving before 2016 holidays
People drinking alcohol near the University of Oregon campus should think hard before getting behind the wheel: UO police begin intensive enforcement on Friday, November 18.
UOPD will be highly visible on campus-area streets, with increased officers on the streets aggressively seeking out impaired drivers and enforcing traffic laws. The officers want to be seen for a reason: to deter people from driving after drinking or ingesting other intoxicants.
"Driving impaired can be deadly," Officer Adam Lillengreen said, "and we see too much impaired driving near campus on evenings and weekends."
Around campus, specially trained officers will perform field sobriety tests used to identify impaired drivers. Driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) is very much against the law, regardless of whether that intoxicant is alcohol, or another controlled substance like prescription medication, or marijuana.
The DUII crackdown will last through November around the UO campus in southeast Eugene. For more information, contact Officer Adam Lillengreen, 541-346-8202.