Fourth of July DUII Arrests

Police Officers in the state of Oregon are reporting that 50 DUII arrests were made over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Tragically, four people were also killed in what appear to be alcohol related crashes. These arrests, and the fatal crashes, happened beginning at 6 PM on July 3rd, and continued through 11:59 PM […]

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Top Cop has Computer Background

Officer Jim Abeles was once a software entrepreneur, acting as CEO for the Portland-based tech company Pre1. At age 47, Abeles decided that he was going to leave the software world and chase a 30-year-old dream: becoming a police officer. Abeles is excited to be able to finally accomplish a life-long dream, and never have […]

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Oregon DUII Crackdown

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Law enforcement authorities in the state of Oregon are cracking down on impaired drivers throughout the state. So far, in the year 2015, Beaverton Police officers have taken 175 drivers wo were suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol off of the roads. In May alone 29 inebriated drivers were arrested. Beaverton […]

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Personal Breath Tester Raffle

Smart Start of Oregon Judicial Services Liaison, Ric Walker presents William “Bill” Toland, with “Door Prize” from the 2015 DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driver Training Conference, at the Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare office in Milwaukie, Oregon. Toland, had put his card in the raffle to win a Smart Start of Oregon Personal Breath Tester, or PBT. Bill […]

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Willamette Valley Stepping Up DUI Patrols

This weekend many in Oregon will put on their best green, some will pretend to be Irish, and everyone will enjoy a few green beers. After all, it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and nothing says drinking holiday quite like St. Patrick’s Day. This year the holiday falls on a Tuesday so many will celebrate this […]

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Oregon Bringing Back Checkpoints?

In 1987, Oregon’s state constitution explicitly banned DUI checkpoints on local roadways. A new bill has been brought in front of legislators for their consideration. If this passes through legislators it will go onto the ballot, and supporters hope to have the bill on the 2016 ballot. DUI checkpoints have proven a successful way of […]

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The Legalization of Marijuana in Oregon

Ready for the legalization of marijuana in the state of Oregon? Well don’t be in too much of a hurry. There’s an awful lot that you should know, before you light up. The law was passed, but don’t think that means you can start lighting up today. There’s some things you need to know about […]

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More NYE DUI Arrests in 2014

As everyone rang in 2015, a new year that hopefully promises better, greater, and more than last year, there were quite a few people who began the new year with a shiny, new arrest. In fact, there were more DUI arrests as the calendar turned to 2015, than there were just one year ago. The […]

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Gladstone Announces DUI Crackdown

As we gear up for the New Year’s Eve holiday, getting ready to count down to midnight and clink champagne glasses with our loved ones, police in Gladstone are preparing for one of the worst night’s for drunk drivers. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are two of the worst holidays for drunk drivers, […]

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Gresham County Increases Patrols

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  On Thanksgiving Day the Gresham Police Department announced that they would be increasing saturation patrols through the holidays for roadway safety. These saturation patrols will help deter drunk driving, and remove any drunk drivers from the roadways. The program began on November 21, and the officers have arrested 17 drivers since the beginning of […]

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SSOR Offers $50 off Ignition Interlock

Smart Start of Oregon is happy to announce that we are giving $50 off for all of our new clients! The process of getting an ignition interlock device selected and then installed can be a very confusing process. We are here to make it an easy and swift process. Every Smart Start device is certified […]

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MADD Recognizes States with IID Laws

Did you know that over 10,000 people were killed in alcohol related crashes in 2012? It’s true, in fact it was 10,322 lives that were lost, to be exact. What is most disheartening about this terrible number of senseless deaths is that none of them had to happen. Alcohol related crashes are the single easiest […]

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DUII and Marijuana

Now that steps are being taken towards the legalization of marijuana in the state of Oregon there are things you need to know about DUIIs and how things change with marijuana in your system. There are differences between a DUII after you have been drinking and a DUII if you have been smoking marijuana. The […]

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Beaverton’s B-SOBR Program

Beaverton, Oregon has founded and developed a program that will assist drunk drivers in overcoming the obstacle of alcoholism. Beaverton Sobriety Opportunity for Beginning Recovery, or B-SOBR as it is referred to for short, has been active for more than a year now, and is funded through a renewable grant from the Oregon Department of […]

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What to do after ignition interlock device installation

What do I need to do after I’ve had an IID installed? Do I need to inform the DMV? If you have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, and now must install an ignition interlock device there are several things you should know about the installation process. First, once you are convicted, […]

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What happens if someone driving my car has been arrested for DWI?

What will happen if someone driving my car has been arrested for DWI?  If someone other than yourself is driving your vehicle, and gets arrested for a DWI you may have concerns that it will somehow impact you and your ability to drive. A DWI comes with penalties like jail time, probation, large fines, alcohol […]

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Can someone else use my car if it has an ignition interlock device unit installed?

If you get a DWI you will be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, and use the ignition interlock device every time you start your vehicle. The ignition interlock device will be used to prohibit you from starting your car if you have been drinking. If you have an ignition interlock […]

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Ignition interlock devices and mouthwash

My unit is saying there is alcohol in my system but all I did was use mouthwash. Ignition interlock devices use fuel cell technology to detect alcohol on your breath. While these devices are supposed to detect if you have been drinking alcohol, there are certain things that can set them off, even if you have […]

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Can an ignition interlock device detect marijuana?

Frequently, people who have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles have questions about what can and cannot be done with an ignition interlock device, and what exactly the ignition interlock device does. One question that comes up a lot is, ‘Does my ignition interlock device detect marijuana?’ The answer is no. At this time […]

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How does the ignition interlock device work?

The ignition interlock device prevents you from starting your vehicle if you have been drinking. Before you are able to start your vehicle you will have to breathe into your ignition interlock device. The ignition interlock device will use fuel cell technology to analyze your breath, and determine whether or not you have alcohol on […]

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Diet soda and alcohol

Are you the person who usually orders a low calorie cocktail at happy hour with friends? Well a recent study may change your mind on mixing alcoholic beverages with diet sodas. No one likes to talk about scientific studies, but this one makes an interesting point. In the test three groups were given different drinks: vodka […]

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