HR Police DUII enhanced enforcement planned

The Hood River Police Department will be ramping up its efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. From August 21 through September 7, the Police Department will be participate in a high visibility campaign which will allow more officers to target impaired drivers.

This program is in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Law enforcement agencies from around the nation will participate in this enforcement and will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. According to statistics from 2013, 38 percent of crash fatalities on Labor Day weekend involved drunk drivers. In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content .08 or higher, yet one person is killed in a drunk driving crash every 52 minutes in the United States.

You can also be charged with a DUII if you are under the influence of a controlled substance, inhalant or prescription medications.

The Hood River Police Department asks that people drive responsibly.

“If you feel you have had too much to drink or are not in the right frame of mind, please request a ride from a sober party or call a taxi,” said Sgt. Don Cheli.

News and information from our partners


Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site. A user's first several comments must be manually approved by a moderator.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment


Information from the News and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)