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Thirty-four arrested for BUIs during Seafair weekend
This year, though attendance was down, marine patrol on Lake Washington was still busy for Seafair.
This year, 34 BUI arrests were made and 473 vessels were contacted.
Fifteen people refused to take a breath test, resulting in a $2,050 infraction, while four people were booked for BUIs. Forty-two infractions were issued over the weekend, and there were four medical assist calls. Two handguns were seized and one person was booked for possession of a stolen firearm.
"Overall, it was a very quiet Seafair event. The number of people on the island to watch the air show was the smallest crowd I have seen in 17 years for the three days of the event," said MIPD Commander Leslie Burns. "Vehicle traffic was not a problem; we only had a few parking issues, which were handled by citations or towing. There were no injuries to speak of and less than half the number of arrests over previous years."
Four search warrants were granted for blood draws, and one search warrant was granted for a vessel. The subject was booked for Violation of Uniform Controlled Substance Act.