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September 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

364 busted during King County DUI campaign

A total of 364 motorists were arrested for investigation of driving under the influence in King County during a recent enforcement emphasis, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Statewide, 1,603 drivers were arrested during the “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed” campaign, which ran from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.

Last year, the number of DUI arrests in King County during the same campaign was 452.

King County law enforcement agencies that participated in this year’s campaign were the police departments in 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 and Tukwila, as well as the State Patrol.

A grant from the Traffic Safety Commission paid for the extra patrols.

For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit http://www.wtsc.wa.gov/.

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