The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind you that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Once again, TCSO will be doing enhanced Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) patrols this holiday season. The additional patrols are funded by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is administered by Oregon Impact.
From December 16, 202, through January 2, 2022, TCSO will be increasing DUII specific enforcement patrols as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign in an effort to reduce the amount of DUII related crashes that occur during every holiday season.
Tillamook County Sheriff Joshua Brown believes that DUII enforcement is an important aspect of what we do here at TCSO. “I’ve seen enough crashes that have caused serious injuries or death that were absolutely avoidable if someone had simply not driven while impaired,” said Sheriff Brown. “All it takes is that one bad decision to drive when you shouldn’t for a tragedy to occur.”
And remember, even if a crash doesn’t occur, a DUII arrest still costs the driver a lot; in court costs and attorney fees, loss of their driver’s license, negative effects on employment, increased insurance premiums and possible jail time and/or probation.
TCSO urges you to please plan for a sober ride home this holiday season. The alternative is just not worth