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In August, police department conducted extra enforcement for pedestrian safety, DUII rules.

HOLLY M. GILL/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras police stepped up patrols in August and early September to enforce pedestrian safety and driving under the influence of intoxicants rules.The Madras Police Department conducted patrols for driving under the influence of intoxicants from Aug. 14-Sept. 3.

The extra enforcement resulted in no DUII arrests, six misdemeanor citations, for infractions such as speeding, and license and insurance violations.

The patrols are part of a grant that the Madras Police Department was awarded to help focus more manpower on enforcing rules against DUII, and to keep the community safe.

During the month of August, the department conducted two pedestrian safety operations, which resulted in 38 traffic enforcement actions.

The Madras Police Department would like to remind all drivers that Oregon recognizes every intersection as a crosswalk, whether is is marked or unmarked. The department would also like to remind pedestrians to always use caution when crossing the roadway, making sure it is safe to cross.

Together with the public's support, the MPD strives to make Madras a pedestrian-safe environment for all. Funds from Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation were used to fund officers' wages during the safety operations.


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