Purpose of Practice

The purpose of this program is to reduce the problems of sale or service of alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons, through OLCC's notification, assessment and intervention with licensees.

Description of Practice

Law enforcement agencies send the OLCC information when they arrest someone on a DUII charge, and the arrested person names a licensed premises as the last place he or she drank alcoholic beverages. The OLCC records and tracks these reported incidents. OLCC sends letters to licensees notifying them their premises was identified as the last place an arrested driver was drinking alcoholic beverages. Based on the number of reports received, OLCC staff will contact licensee, offer training and/or request an undercover observation at the licensed premises. These reported arrests are not used against a licensee at a hearing or to aggravate another violation. This program indicates to the OLCC which licensees may have an overservice problem.

Success or Improvements

The program provides information to the OLCC on licensed premises that may have an over service problem. It helps the OLCC focus its limited resources on monitoring premises that may have over service problems. OLCC has observed a significant drop in some licensed premises that once had a very high number of reported incidents. Licensees' awareness of this program has helped curb some over service problems. Please see the attached procedure "DUII Information and Alcohol-related Crash Program" for more detail.


Name: Linda Ignowski 
Agency: Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) 
Address: 9179 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR 97222 
Tele: 503-872-5115 
Email: linda.ignowski@state.or.us