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The annual Newport Seafood and Wine Festival is being held in Newport during the weekend, and Highway 20 has historically had a lot of traffic.
(NEWPORT, Ore.) - On Friday, February 20, 2009, and Saturday, February 21, 2009, the Benton County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Oregon State Police, will participate in a DUII saturation patrol. The focus will be on Highway 20, between Corvallis and the Lincoln County line. The annual Newport Seafood and Wine Festival is being held in Newport during the weekend, and Highway 20 has historically had a lot of traffic. Two to three deputies and one to two troopers will be working special overtime, focusing primarily on arresting drunk drivers. The overtime is paid through a grant from through the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police will also have deputies working Highway 20 in Lincoln County.
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