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Metro-area traffic safety mission during St. Patrick’s Day weekend successful

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Over the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend (March 15 – 17), the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office partnered with law enforcement agencies from across Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties to conduct a high-visibility DUII enforcement mission. The operation resulted in more than 1,600 traffic stops, 950 citations, and 75 arrests connected to speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving and more.

The mission results are as follows:

Friday, March 15, 2024

746 traffic stops – 404 for speeding, 17 for impaired driving, 53 for distracted driving, 419 citations issued, 30 arrests

Saturday, March 16, 2024

546 traffic stops – 254 for speeding, 17 for impaired driving, 42 for distracted driving, 323 citations issued, 26 arrests

Sunday, March 17, 2024

373 traffic stops – 224 for speeding, 16 for impaired driving, 13 for distracted driving, 214 citations issued, 22 arrests

We look forward to future collaboration with our local law enforcement partners to impact driving behaviors and create safer and strong communities.


March 15, 2024

Law enforcement agencies from across Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties are working together on a high-visibility enforcement mission from Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17, 2024.

This joint effort aims to enhance road safety and reduce fatal and serious injury crashes during St. Patrick’s Day weekend by emphasizing the enforcement priorities known as the "Fatal 5”: Speed, Occupant Safety, Lane Usage, Impaired Driving, and Distracted Driving.

The mission will see the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office collaborating closely with partner agencies to deploy deputies, officers and troopers on roadways, highways and streets within the tri-county area. Increased patrols will be conducted to detect and deter violations related to the “Fatal 5” priorities. The goal is to create safer road conditions and prevent tragedies caused by reckless or impaired driving behaviors.

Data analysis reveals that a significant number of traffic crashes resulting in fatalities or serious injuries are attributable to violations of these key road safety factors. By intensifying enforcement efforts targeting these behaviors, law enforcement aims to raise awareness, enforce compliance with traffic laws, and ultimately save lives.

The following agencies are participating in this mission:

  • Beaverton Police Department
  • Canby Police Department
  • Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Gresham Police Department
  • Hillsboro Police Department
  • Lake Oswego Police Department
  • Milwaukie Police Department
  • Molalla Police Department
  • Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office
  • Oregon City Police Department
  • Oregon State Police
  • Portland Police Bureau
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office
  • West Linn Police Department

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