Oregon troopers ticket 82 motorists near Woodburn mall

Black Friday sale prompts 58 tickets for stopping on I-5

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Projections of a lot of "Black Friday" holiday shoppers and traffic congestion proved true Thursday night especially for travelers along Interstate 5 in the Woodburn area.

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers reported a busy Thanksgiving night as they worked with ODOT to handle expected heavy traffic for the annual Woodburn Company Stores 24-hour "Moonlight Madness" sale. Seven OSP troopers assigned to patrol and monitor traffic between 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. issued 82 citations and 48 warnings for various offenses including:

  • One (1) DUII arrest

  • Three citations for Recklessly Endangering Another Person

  • Fifty-eight (58) citations for "Illegal Stopping or Standing" on Interstate 5

  • Three (3) citations for Driving While Suspended and one citation for No Operators License

  • One (1) citation for Unlawful Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana

Last year, troopers issued 51 citations during the six-hour period.

One 4-vehicle non-injury traffic crash happened at the southbound exit to Woodburn at 7:00 p.m. before troopers arrived to start increased enforcement efforts.

OSP and ODOT urges all drivers to stay alert, be patient, buckle up, pay attention to traffic and road conditions, and have a sober driver operating every vehicle at all times.