Police bust 795 motorists for DUI during holiday crackdown

January 8, 2013

By Staff

Police in Issaquah and King County busted 795 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during a holiday season crackdown.

The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign included law enforcement agencies at the local, state and national level. The effort started Nov. 21 and lasted through New Year’s Day.

Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 3,446 drivers for DUI. In King County during the same period in 2011-12, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 960 people for DUI.

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.

Funding for the extra patrols came from a Washington Traffic Safety Commission grant.

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