OSP Increase Memorial Day Patrols

Oregon State PoliceMEDFORD, Ore. — State police are issuing a word of warning to travelers this Memorial Day weekend.

From now until Monday, troopers will be ramping up patrols. Those patrols will be looking for drunk drivers and speeding motorists.

They will also keep an eye out for people not wearing their seat belts as part of the National “Click It or Ticket” Campaign. State police say dangerous driving is an unfortunate part of Memorial Day weekend each year.

“There’s just the propensity for bad things to happen the more vehicles you get on the road, and so it’s all that more important to buckle up, to make sure you’re not drinking and driving,” said Oregon State Police Sr. Trooper Bill Matson.

State police advises those who are drinking over Memorial Day weekend to stay off the road. They also say to manage travel time to avoid temptation to speed on the highway.