Oregon State Police troopers in Central Oregon arrested three people on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants over the last two days, according to a police news release. Meanwhile, the Bend Police Department arrested two people on suspicion of DUII on New Year’s Eve.
State troopers made 39 DUII arrests across the state from Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to police. A majority of the arrests — 26 — occurred between midnight and 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Sgt. Dan Ritchie of the Bend Police Department said the relatively low number of arrests might be the result of publicity around increased police patrols aimed at deterring people from driving under the influence during the holidays.