Gresham zeroes in on speed, DUII enforcement
The Gresham Police Department is using a pair of grants to pay for increased enforcement of laws pertaining to speeding and driving under the influence of intoxicants.
The department is using an Oregon Department of Transportation grant to fund patrols targeting speeders in areas where serious injuries and fatal crashes have occurred.
The locations where the focused patrols will be conducted are:
• 181st corridor between Northeast Sandy Boulevard and East Powell Boulevard.
• Butler Road between Southeast Regner Road and Southeast 190th Avenue.
• Southeast Orient Drive between the county line and Southeast Palmquist Avenue.
• Kane Drive between Powell Valley Road and Southeast Stark Street.
• Northeast Halsey Street between Northeast 162nd and Northeast 202nd.
The department is also using a grant to target motorists suspected of driving while under the influence of intoxicants.
The 2017-18 DUII High Visibility Enforcement grant from Oregon Impact went into effect in November.
Through the last two months, Gresham officers have issued 13 citations for DUII, 10 for driving while suspended, 13 for speeding, one for using a cell phone and 28 other citations. Officers also gave 20 warnings between November and December.
The Gresham Police Department will continue to do targeted DUII enforcement throughout the month of January, and wants to remind people they play an important part in keeping highways and city streets safe.
Immediately report aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications at 503-823-3333 or call 911 if it's an emergency.