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Officers say the average blood alcohol content of those arrested was 0.14 percent.

COURTESY PHOTO - A Beaverton Police Department squad car is shown here. The Beaverton Police Department arrested 37 people under suspicion of drunk or drugged driving during the month of May, according to official statistics.

Local officers are once again participating in the National Traffic Safety Campaign, which focuses on taking impaired drivers off city streets.

Thirteen allegedly intoxicated drivers were located after witnesses called 9-1-1 to report their behavior. Twenty-four drivers were located by patrol officers keeping a sharp look-out for warning signs of impairment, such a excessive speed or failure to stay in one lane.

Of the 37 people arrested, authorities say eight had crashed their car.

Only one of the 37 people refused to take a breath test, so a warrant was issued to take a blood sample. The average blood alcohol content for the drivers was 0.14%.

"Drunk driving, impaired driving or buzzed driving all have the potential to claim lives and often will result in jail time," according to a news release. "The men and women of the Beaverton Police Department ask you to please use a designated driver or find another sober ride home."

The targeted patrols, which are paid for with grant funds, will continue through 2019.


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