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Clackamas Co. deputies to increase DUII patrols during the month of July

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Courtesy: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office announced they will be increasing patrols in the month of July, with an emphasis on reducing drunk driving crashes.

In the month of June, deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office arrested approximately 41 people for driving while intoxicated, and responded to at least one car crash where impaired driving contributed to multiple deaths.

There were 9,967 people killed as a result of impaired driving crashes in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will be providing extra patrols every weekend this month, starting with this Independence Day weekend.

Consuming alcohol, or any other impairing substance, multiplies the chances for a traffic crash resulting in deaths, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said in their release.

Additionally, operating a boat or even floating the river on certain "rafts" while under the influence, can land you in jail for boating under the influence; a crime that carries the same penalties of driving a vehicle while intoxicated. 

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind drivers that everyone can play a role in preventing impaired drivers. If you witness impaired driving, don't hesitate to report it to your local authorities; it may save a life.

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