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Prineville PD plans New Year’s crackdown – and free cab rides


The Prineville Police Department will be participating in statewide high-visibility impaired-driver enforcement during this New Year’s Eve/New Year’s holiday, and also has arranged for free cab rides home.

“Our goal is to increase the number of officers on the street aggressively seeking out impaired drivers,” said an announcement Tuesday from Officer Jordan Zamora. “High-visibility enforcement is designed to deter people from driving impaired and to save lives.”

The Prineville Police Department encourages all drivers to make a conscious effort to drive responsibly. Impairment can be caused by alcohol and drugs. To increase the effort, the Prineville Police Department will be teaming up with Crook County DUII Victim’s Impact and Country Cab.

Crook County DUII Victim’s Impact will be donating cab vouchers to those who are celebrating the New Year. The vouchers will be a free cab ride provided by Country Cab from local bars to residences within a 10-mile radius in Crook County.

“Be safe during this holiday season,” Zamora wrote.

This enhanced enforcement is provided through overtime funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation, NHTSA and Oregon Impact.

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