From Curtis Chambers Sergeant, Redmond PD
Redmond Police Department announce DUII enforcement August results, planned September enforcement
The Redmond Police Department conducted two enhanced DUII enforcement patrols in August. During this effort, Redmond police put two additional officers on the road, funded by DUII grant funds. These two Officers worked a total of eight (8) hours resulting in approximately 16 traffic stops being conducted. No DUII arrests were made, however, during one of the enforcement patrols, they made two (2) arrests for Unlawful Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of Methamphetamine.
During the month of August, patrol officers working their regular shifts arrested six (6) DUII drivers.
Redmond police will continue enhanced DUII patrols throughout the remaining month of September. Additional enforcement efforts are planned throughout the month.
The primary intent of these extra patrols is to prevent deaths, injuries and property damage caused by DUII drivers by removing them from the road. Redmond Police Department officers are trained to look for signs of impairment beyond just alcohol, as many other substances, legal or illegal, can impair a person’s ability to operate a vehicle.
The officers of your Redmond Police Department are committed to making Redmond the safest city in Oregon. Preventing, locating and arresting DUII drivers is one of many ways they are working to accomplish this vision. Funding to support these enhanced DUII patrols is provided by a DUII High Visibility Enforcement Grant, awarded to the Redmond Police Department from the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Please report suspected DUII drivers by calling 541-693-6911 in Deschutes County or anywhere in Oregon by calling 800-24-DRUNK (800-243-7865).