The Dalles Police Emphasizing Safety At Cruise
The Dalles Police Department says as it does every year, there will be extra officers assigned for tonight’s Neon Cruise in downtown The Dalles, with no tolerance for any reckless or dangerous behavior in the wake of an accident last year that resulted in injuries to some onlookers. Officers will be focusing their enforcement efforts on children not in car seats or riding in the back of trucks, drinking in public, open containers in vehicles, speed violations, burnouts, and DUII. Roads will be closed at 2nd and Taylor and 3rd and Pentland from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with only vehicles registered and displaying assigned placards for the event allowed on to the closed streets. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter the closed roads after 6:30 p.m. even if they are registered for the event. Earlier this week, 54-year-old Ronald Madorin was sentenced to 45 days in jail, ordered to pay $71,000 in restitution, and had his driver’s license suspended after pleading guilty to charges related to an accident just after the Cruise near East Second and Washington after he hit a parked vehicle trying to do a burnout, sending the parked vehicle into crowd and causing a number of injuries.