The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up their efforts to apprehend intoxicated and impaired drivers during the up-coming Labor Day Holiday weekend which takes place the weekend of September 3rd. Deputies will be providing extra enforcement from Friday, September 3 at 6:00 pm through Monday, September, 3:00 am.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office along with many other agencies and the State Patrol will be out in force during this “Heat is On,” enforcement period. The Sheriff’s Office will conduct DUI saturation patrols throughout unincorporated Douglas County on roadways that have been identified as problem areas for accidents and high incidents of DUI arrests.
Deputies will also be participating in the EUDL Underage Drinking Enforcement Project. Extra patrols are planned for the weekend to identify underage kids illegally consuming alcohol. Deputies will concentrate on parks, open space and the National Forest areas where juveniles congregate, looking for underage consumption of alcohol.
“It is imperative that we do what we can to keep our citizens safe; those on the roadways, as well as the youth who may be faced with the decision to consume alcohol with other underage kids. I encourage parents to talk to their kids about the consequences of saying yes when faced with the decision to drink alcohol. For those adults who may be drinking at a holiday function, please have a plan in place and designate a sober driver before you get to any of your weekend festivities,” says Sheriff Dave Weaver.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will also use variable message boards throughout the county to educate and warn the public about the enhanced enforcement activities.