The Lincoln City Police Department will be joining with other law enforcement agencies across the nation to conduct enhanced DUII enforcement patrols over the Memorial Day weekend time period.

The Lincoln City Police Department plans on putting extra patrol officers on duty during the holiday weekend time period when higher numbers of impaired drivers are likely to be on the roadways. These enhanced enforcement operations will occur in conjunction with the national “High Visibility Enforcement” event, which runs May 24, 2019 through May 27, 2019. The national High Visibility Enforcement events are designed to increase the number of law enforcement officers on the roadways with an emphasis on locating drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. This increased patrol effort is also designed to help deter those impaired persons from driving in the first place.

The Lincoln City Police Department last utilized the DUII Enforcement Grant funds to conduct an enforcement operation in February during the “Newport Seafood and Wine Festival” time period; however no DUII arrests were made during that operation.

The members of the Lincoln City Police Department are committed to the safety of our citizens and visitors. These grant funds are a valuable resource that will assist us in improving the traffic safety in our community. These Grant funds were made possible through the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact.

Results from distracted driving enforcement

Using grant funds provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact, the Lincoln City Police Department conducted three separate Distracted Driving enforcement operations during April 2019.

These enforcement operations where conducted in conjunction with the month long National Distracted Driving Awareness campaign. During the three successful operations, which occurred on April 11, April 15 and April 27, numerous drivers who were unlawfully using their cell phones or other electronic devices while operating their vehicles on the roadways where stopped. The results from those traffic stops include 22 citations and eight warnings being issued for Distracted Driving, one citation was issued for Driving While Suspended and one citation and 11 warnings were issued for other traffic violation(s).

The members of the Lincoln City Police Department are dedicated to the safety of our community members and visitors and the grant funds for these enforcement operations are a valuable asset to help promote the safety of those who travel on our roadways.


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