The Beaverton Police Department is participating in a yearlong National Traffic Safety Campaign. The focus of this campaign is taking impaired drivers off our streets and keeping Beaverton a safe city to travel and live.
Officers participated in targeted patrols for impaired drivers during the month of June and made 33 DUII arrests. In July, and throughout the rest of 2022, officers will continue their efforts to take impaired drivers off the streets of our no-refusal city. This High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) detail was paid for by grant funds from Oregon Impact and ODOT.
Of the 33 DUII arrests, 11 drivers refused to take a breath test and a warrant for their blood draw was granted. The average blood alcohol content (BAC) for alcohol related DUIIs where a breath sample was provided was .15%.
The highest DUII BAC in June was .25% and the lowest BAC was .09%. There were 15 drivers who had a BAC of .15% or higher. Of those 4 drivers, six had a BAC of .20% or higher.
Drunk driving, impaired driving, or buzzed driving all have the potential to claim lives. The men and women of the Beaverton Police Department urge you to please use a designated driver or find another sober ride home.