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April 7, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Washington officers to crack down on distracted driving

Law-enforcement officers throughout the state will be cracking down on distracted drivers starting later this week as part of a new national distracted-driving enforcement campaign. Officers from more than 100 law-enforcement agencies will target motorists whom they observe driving while distracted starting Thursday through April 15, according to a Washington Traffic Safety Commission news release. Motorists will…

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September 4, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Nearly 300 King County drivers arrested for DUI during recent campaign

A total of 292 drivers were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving in King County during a DUI enfrocement campaign that ran from Aug. 16 through Sept. 2. Last year, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 374 people for DUI in the county, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Statewide, the recent “Drive Sober or…

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August 5, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Cops targeting distracted drivers on King County roads

Police in King County will have extra patrols the road between today and Aug. 23 looking for drivers who are illegally using cellphones or texting. “Distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the main reasons for collisions on our roadways, ” according to Washington State Patrol Lt. Michael Rupert. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) notes that collisions involving…

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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…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: drunken driving, King County, Washington Traffic Safety Commission

January 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

King County cops arrest 960 during DUI patrols

King County law enforcement officers arrested 960 suspected drunken drivers during holiday DUI patrols from Nov. 24 through Jan. 2., according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Statewide, there were 3,812 DUI arrests. Last year, King County officers  made 876 DUI arrests during the same holiday period, according to the commission. Participating law enforcement agencies included the State Patrol, as…

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