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Fewer arrested in holiday DUI patrols
The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from November 27, 2013 through January 1, 2014.
In King County, 656 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested2723 drivers for DUI.
Last year in King County, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 795 people for DUI.
In King County, the Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Normandy Park, North Bend, Pacific, Port of Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Seatac, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Tukwila and Woodinville Police Departments, the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the King County Target Zero Task Force. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
The holiday season is an important time for these patrols, given the number of holiday festivities that often involve alcohol.
These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero—striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030. For more information, visitwww.targetzero.com. Additional information on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission can be found on the website, www.wtsc.wa.gov.