Officers Prep for Operation Dry Water

EUGENE, Ore. — A warning for people heading out to the lake or river ahead of the holiday weekend. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is out looking for boaters who have had too much to drink. Deputies will be on the water as part of Operation Dry Water. It’s a national event meant to drastically … Continue reading »

Police Party Patrols Busy Over Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police put their party patrols in full gear over this first weekend back. A total of 42 people were cited or arrested. Thirty-one of those were University of Oregon students. Police said there were 19 open container citations, 14 of which were UO students. There were 11 minors in possession, and … Continue reading »

Lane County Combating Alcohol Abuse

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health says a recent survey reveals the average age area residents start drinking is 12, and more than 90 percent of the alcohol consumed is while binge drinking. That same survey also showed that Lane County’s alcohol-related death rates are two times the national average. As a result, the … Continue reading »