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The Lincoln City Police Department will be utilizing grant funds to step up their enforcement efforts against drunk driving as part of a national crackdown over the Labor Day weekend period.

In partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact, the enhanced enforcement efforts are designed to curb drunken driving, decrease crashes and save lives. During the Labor Day weekend time period, law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out in force looking to get drunk and impaired drivers off the roadways.

The Lincoln City Police Department plans on putting extra patrol officers on duty between Aug. 30 and Sept. 2, during times when higher numbers of drunk or impaired drivers are likely to be on the roadways. These extra officers will focus on seeking out drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) continues to be a leading cause of motor vehicle crash injuries and deaths throughout the nation.

The Lincoln City Police Department last used these grant funds in May 2019 over the Memorial Day weekend time period, however no intoxicated drivers were arrested during that enhanced enforcement operation.

The members of the Lincoln City Police Department are committed to the safety of the citizens and visitors. The DUII Enforcement grant funds are a valuable resource that assists them in improving the traffic safety in the community.

The goal is simple: to save lives and prevent injuries caused by DUII crashes. These grant funds were made possible through the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact.

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