PRINEVILLE, Ore. - The Prineville Police Department will be participating in statewide high-visibility enforcement during this Christmas/New Year’s Holiday.
"Our goal is to increase the number of officers on the street aggressively seeking out impaired drivers," Officer Shane Wilson said in a news release Tuesday.
High-visibility enforcement is designed to deter people from driving impaired and to save lives.
Nelson said the Prineville Police Department encourages all drivers to make a conscious effort to drive responsibly. Impairment can be caused by alcohol and drugs.
This enhanced enforcement is provided through overtime funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Oregon Impact.