Know Oregon's DUII Laws
Oregon's driving under the influence of intoxicants laws prohibit driving:
- With a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more, or while under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, a controlled substance, and/or an inhalant.
- In Oregon, a motorist can be convicted of Attempted DUII by intentionally engaging in substantial step toward driving with a BAC at or above .08% or while under the influence.
An offender can commit a DUII offense while driving something other than a vehicle, such as boats, bicycles, mopeds, scooters, and motorized wheelchairs in some circumstances.
Under Oregon law, “under the influence” is defined as having one's physical or mental facilities are adversely affected to a noticeable or perceptible degree as the result of ingesting drugs and/or alcohol.
Get a Ride Campaign
In 2015, driving while intoxicated was a contributing factor in 240 automobile crashes in Lane County, resulting in 26 deaths. To prevent future impaired driving fatalities, Safe Lane Transportation Coalition wants you to join and promote the “Get a Ride” campaign. The campaign reinforcing our community's expectation that alcohol should be consumed in a responsible manner and remind everybody there are plenty of options for getting home safely. Help keep our community safe by displaying the “Get a Ride” message and getting involved in the "Get a Ride" campaign
University of Oregon's Designated Driver Shuttle
The Designated Driver Shuttle (DDS) is a free shuttle service offered by the Associated Students of the University of Oregon to University of Oregon students. The Associated Students recognize that driving while intoxicated is a major problem for any college town, and always having a designated driver is a difficult thing to do. Their mission is to ensure fellow students do not put themselves at risk by getting behind the wheel after they have had a few drinks. The DDS is managed and staffed by fellow UO students. The shuttle allows intoxicated students and their friends a safe alternative to driving under the influence, therefore endangering themselves and others. The Designated Driver Shuttle operates 7 days a week from 10PM - 2:30AM.
Governor's Advisory Committee on DuII
The Governor's Advisory Committee on DUII broadly represents the State's Legislative Assembly, public and private organizations involved in DUI countermeasures, victims of drunk drivers, and the general public. The goals of the Committee include but are not not limited to: Heighten public awareness of the seriousness of the drunk driving problem. Persuade communities to attack the drunk driving problem in a more organized and systematic manner, including plans to eliminate bottlenecks in the arrest, trial and sentencing process that impair the effectiveness of many drunk driving laws. Generate public support for increased enforcement of state and local drunk-driving laws. Educate the public as to the dangers of driving while under the influence and its effects on life and property. Meeting will be held the first Friday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m and are located at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, 4190 Aumsville Highway SE Salem, OR, 97317.
2018 Committee Dates
- January 5th
- February 2nd
- March 2nd
- April 6th
- May 11th
- June 1st
- July 6th
- August 3rd
- September 7th
- October 5th
- November 2nd
- December 7th