Police nabbed more than 200 drivers during July DUI enforcement
August 16, 2010
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16, 2010
Issaquah police officers — part of the King County Target Zero Team — helped arrest more than 200 drivers as the state seeks to reduce the number of deadly traffic accidents.
The team includes Washington State Patrol troopers, plus officers from the Bellevue, Renton, Redmond, Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Kirkland and Seattle police departments.
Target Zero aims to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.
The team kicked off the push the morning of July 1 and arrested the first drunken driver just moments after the ceremony concluded.
King County had 10 DUI-related deaths last month — down from a dozen in July 2009.
“The King County TZT Team has been an incredible asset to the citizens of King County and the state of Washington,” state patrol District 2 commander Capt. Steve Burns said in a news release. “We are committed to reaching our goal of zero traffic related fatalities by the year 2030. We are proud to see it start right here in our county.”