Douglas County deputies on the lookout for impaired drivers

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Dec. 21, 2017. (SBG)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will be on the lookout this holiday season for impaired drivers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is providing money to get more deputies out on the road.

They will be looking for drivers under the influence who can't follow basic driving laws and say even just one drink can put your life at risk.

"You may feel like you're able to drive and operate safely, but if it impairs your ability to operate a motor vehicle and a deputy can prove that you are impaired, you run the risk of being arrested and taken to jail,” says Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad O’Dell.

Officials say that marijuana and prescription medications can also lead to a DUII arrest.

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