Police continue holiday DUI crackdown until New Year’s Day
December 26, 2012
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 26, 2012
Issaquah police officers plan to continue a national push to pull drunken drivers from local roads during the holiday season.
The agency is joining other police departments in King County, Washington and across the United States through Jan. 1 in Washington’s initial participation in a national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
Besides the Issaquah Police Department, the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign includes the nearby Bellevue, Newcastle, North Bend, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and Renton police departments, in addition to the Washington State Patrol.
The local effort is organized and supported through the King County Target Zero Task Force, a regional push to crack down on unsafe driving practices.
During the most recent DUI crackdown statewide, officers arrested 1,603 motorists for DUI through Labor Day. The total includes 364 motorists arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in King County.