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No DUII arrests made in grant-funded JCSO patrols

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has wrapped up two High Visibility Enforcement campaigns funded by state grants, including a campaign focused on raising awareness on driving impaired that resulted in no drunken driving arrests.

One of the two patrols funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation focused on impaired driving awareness leading up to Labor Day, according to a post on JCSO’s Facebook page.

From Aug. 18 through Sept. 6, sheriff’s deputies worked five additional overtime shifts, conducted 36 stops, issued 33 citations and three warnings, but made no arrests on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Another state-funded campaign was to promote child vehicle restraint safety in stops that ran from Aug. 23 through Sept. 5.

Deputies worked four additional overtime shifts, conducted 13 stops, wrote 11 citations, and gave two warnings. A safety belt survey was also carried out during this awareness campaign and among 100 drivers, 84% of them were found to be wearing their seatbelts.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was the original source of these funds allocated by ODOT for extra patrols with specific missions, according to the sheriff’s office.