Nearly 300 King County drivers are arrested during patrols
September 6, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 6, 2013
King County officers arrested 292 motorists on suspicion of impaired driving during a drive-sober campaign from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2.
During the same period last year, 374 people in King County were arrested for DUI, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
The annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is a nationwide effort put on by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that aims to keep roads safe during the last few weeks of summer from people driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is also a part of King County Target Zero, a project to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington state by 2030. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.