Patrols Increase for Memorial Day

EUGENE, Ore. — People hitting the roads this holiday weekend will see more police out there.

Oregon State Police are partnering with local law enforcement to increase patrols across the state.

Last year, three people died on Oregon’s roadways during the Memorial Day Weekend. The increased presence aims to keep that number down this year.

“Not only will there be attention on the roads, but there’ll be attention on lakes and different rivers in different areas of our state so we want to make sure that people can get to where they’re going safely and get home safely after the weekend,” said Lt. Gregg Hastings, Oregon State Police.

In the past 40 years, Oregon has only seen one Memorial Day weekend without a deadly crash.

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