Highway patrol in Oregon is working to track down drivers who are stuck in traffic on a highway in the state.
The Highway Patrol of Oregon, which has over 100 patrol officers, said it has a plan to track and identify those stuck on the highway, which stretches from Interstate 80 south to Interstate 595 in Portland.
The patrol officers will use video cameras to follow the drivers, and they will attempt to identify the vehicle as well as any other vehicles in the area that may be involved in a crash.
“We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help these drivers get home safely,” said Sgt. Brian Gorman, the highway patrol’s deputy director of communications.
“This is an extremely dangerous time, and our goal is to make this as difficult for these people as possible.”
Highway Patrol officers have been using cameras to document drivers stuck on a road in Oregon for years.
Highway Patrol patrol officers are now trying to track those who are trying to escape a traffic jam.
The highway patrol says it is currently looking for the driver of a white vehicle who is believed to be driving eastbound on Highway 21 near the border with Washington.
The driver of that vehicle is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, and he has been cited for driving under suspension and failure to stop.
The other two occupants of that white vehicle are also believed to have been driving under impairment.
If you or anyone you know needs help, call 503-823-3370 or visit the Oregon Department of Transportation website at www.oregon.gov/transportation.