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Bend police make 22 DUII arrests in special effort


Bend police made nearly two-dozen DUII arrests and issued nearly two-dozen tickets during a recent “Intelligence-Led Policing Unit” effort, the department announced Tuesday.

“The Bend Police Department knows the dangers of people who drive intoxicated,” Lt. Clint Burleigh said in a news release. “We know people driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs are more likely to be the cause of a serious injury crash, contributing to safety issues throughout our community.

The Intelligence-Led Policing Unit spent Monday August 13th through Thursday August 16th specifically focusing on DUII enforcement. During this specialized enforcement, which occurred daily from 3 p.m. to 1 am, ILP officers and patrol officers combined to make 97 traffic stops on vehicles, all directly related to the ILP project. The stops occurred throughout all areas of Bend. These stops resulted in:

14 DUII arrests 23 Citations (6 speeding, 5 DWS, 5 No insurance, 7 others assorted violations) 4 separate arrests for PCS-METH, False Info to Police – traffic, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct

Bend Patrol Officers continued enforcement of DUII drivers lasted through the weekend. From 10:00am on August 17 through 12:00am on August 20th, Bend patrol officers arrested an additional eight DUII drivers.

“The ILP unit has been working on several different projects to improve the livability of Bend,” Burleigh said, “Our department values the input received by community members on what livability areas need to be improved. We have several other projects planned to improve the safety and livability of Bend.”

“We ask our community members and visitors to drink or use cannabis responsibly,” he added. “If you plan on celebrating, make plans to have a designated driver, use a taxi service or ride share. If you suspect someone is driving under the influence, please contact Deschutes County 911 non-emergency at 541-693-6911.”

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