The Oregon State Police are partnering with the Eugene, Springfield, Junction City Police departments, as well as the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, to patrol Eugene streets.
The concentration of officers will most likely be around a beer festival happening Friday afternoon.
Partnerships like this don’t happen often, but they could become more frequent depending on the results of this.
“If it turns out that it works well, if we’re successful, this is something the area could look forward to seeing on or around special events, like Friday or Saturday nights or during holidays,” said Sgt. Alan Gilbert, Oregon State Police.
Sgt. Gilbert also says he wants to remind anyone who will be drinking to figure out a way home before they begin drinking.