Throughout January, Eugene Police made a total of 46 arrests that include a charge of DUII. During the month, dedicated DUII patrols were staffed primarily from state grants to ensure enough officers were available to identify, stop and process impaired drivers. These patrols will continue to be staffed above the normal strength throughout the month of February.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the following keys to the game so that we all win on Super Bowl Sunday:
Know the Rules: It’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. When it comes to drinking and driving, law enforcement doesn’t throw a yellow flag; they throw the book at you. You’ll get pulled over, arrested, and prosecuted. Your wallet takes a big hit, too: the average DUI court case costs approximately $10,000.
Play It Safe: Defenses win championships; your best defense is to plan a safe ride. From buses and trains to car services and designated drivers, connect with the option that will get you home safely.
Public Passenger Vehicle companies in Eugene-Springfield)
Lane Transit District
If You’ve Been Drinking, You’re Benched: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. There’s no place on the road for anyone who has been drinking. If someone tries to drive after drinking, tell them to ride the bench until you help them find a sober ride home. If you’re hosting the party, you’re the head coach. Make the right call: take their keys before they drink and drive.
We’re all on the same team when it comes to preventing drunk driving. And, however you or your guests travel on Super Bowl Sunday, always buckle up. Your seat belt is your best defense in any vehicle crash.
We hope it’s a great game and that you enjoy it—safely—with friends and family. Remember: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
The following is a Eugene Police PSA regarding Driving Under the Influence: