Agencies inside Coos County worked in cooperation this past 4th of July weekend in an attempt to maximize the safety of our citizens as part of a saturation aimed at preventing or catching Drivers Under the Influence of Intoxicants. On the 4th, Oregon State Police had staged their mobile DUII processing unit, and assisted in patrols in Charleston and the Bastendorff beach area. On the 5th and 6th, Oregon State Police had the mobileDUII trailer in Powers. In conjunction with the Powers Police Department and several Troopers, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office provided over 16 hours of overtime enforcement. This enforcement opportunity was provided through a grant by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The preventive nature of the high-visibility enforcement allowed for multiple contacts as White Cedar Days occurred, before people made the decision to drive while intoxicated. Thankfully, only one DUII driver was caught, and no crashed occurred oin the city or surrounding areas. This 4th of July weekend was a testament to a noted increase in safety and family oriented recreation in Coos County. In addition to enforcement patrols, the DUII trailer served as a focal point for the gathered celebrants. The trailer handled and coordinated many complaints, as well as several medical emergencies, initiating at least two transports to local hospitals. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of Coos County for their responsible actions over this holiday while celebrating our great nation!

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