The results are in from the recent “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” DUI enforcement campaign conducted from November 21, 2012 through January 1, 2013. In King County, 795 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 3,446 drivers for DUI. Last year in King County, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 960 people for DUI.
In King County, Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Duvall, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Pacific, Port of Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Seatac, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Tukwila and Woodinville police departments 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.
For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov.