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Police On Patrol During Oregon's Civil War Game

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The combination of Thanksgiving travel and the Civil War football Game has Oregon police and sheriffs on alert for impaired drivers through the weekend.

The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers face off in the 118th Civil War game at Reser Stadium in Corvallis Saturday.

Undersheriff Greg Ridler is with the Benton County Sheriff's Office. He says police will be on DUII Saturation patrol looking for impaired drivers who are traveling to and from the Civil War Game. He says more folks will be on the road for Thanksgiving festivities as well.

Ridler: "It's just one of those combination weekends that have great potential for tragedy to families if we do have people out there that are going to be drinking and driving or driving while impaired."

Ridler advises drivers to be patient, drive sober and avoid distractions.  The Civil War Game kickoff is at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Ducks, ranked number 2 in the nation, are favorites to win. [I'm Rachael McDonald reporting.]
 

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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