The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be participating in enhanced DUII enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday.
Independence Day is one of our nation's most celebrated holidays. With plenty of backyard barbecues, picnics, and pool parties to attend, millions of Americans head out onto the roads to take part in summer festivities.
Unfortunately, this celebratory holiday often turns deadly for those who decide to drink and drive. In fact, in 2015, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes--almost a third of all traffic fatalities nationwide. To put it in perspective, that's equal to about 20 jumbo jets crashing, with no survivors.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration want to remind you that any time you drive under the influence of alcohol, you put everyone in danger, including yourself. Help us spread this lifesaving message: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.
During the Fourth of July holiday period, which starts at 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, and ends on Wednesday, July 5 at 5:59 a.m., make sure you plan for a safe weekend of festivities. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be adding enhanced DUII patrols and enforcement throughout the county.