On Saturday, the department says it teamed up with several local law enforcement agencies to detect drug and alcohol impaired drivers.
The agencies included the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Eagle Point Police Department and Phoenix Police Department.
Fifteen officers were looking for impaired drivers during the 6-hour operation, according to Medford Police.
The agency says it made 8 arrests for Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).
MPD says it will continue their efforts to look for impaired drivers, especially as we approach the New Year.
As a reminder, the agency says to drive sober, don’t be distracted, and watch the road.
Amanda Rose is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. Amanda graduated from Columbia University earning a Master’s degree in Journalism. She also received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a specialization in literature from the University of British Columbia.
She’s a Los Angeles native, but is thrilled to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and is passionate about reporting on the criminal justice system.