The (Aberdeen) Daily World Extra DUI patrols began statewide Wednesday and continue through Jan. 1 as a way to make the roads safer during the holiday season, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. The patrols are part of “Target Zero,” a Washington state strategic highway-safety plan, the goal of which is to completely eliminate traffic deaths…More
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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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More