DUII enforcement in the Eugene and Lane County area will step up a notch this Friday night, according to a press release by the Oregon State Police. A team of police officers from departments in Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the OSP will be patrolling the area Friday night and early Saturday morning to increase awareness of intoxicated drivers.
According to OSP lieutenant Gregg Hastings,the increased DUII enforcement effort is a part of ongoing efforts around the state to limit the number of alcohol related incidents. Hastings said that OSP troopers are encouraged to plan increased DUII enforcement events when they find it necessary.
However, Hastings said that DUII enforcement is always important.
“I don’t think we have to have an increase (in DUIIs) to prompt something like this to occur,” Hastings said. “DUIIs are a problem every day of the year.”
Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid driving under the influence.