Results of county holiday drive sober campaign announced
January 13, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 13, 2014
The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Nov. 27 through Jan. 1.
In King County, 656 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and law enforcement officers arrested 2,723 drivers statewide for DUI.
Last year during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 795 people in King County for DUI.
In King County, the Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Normandy Park, North Bend, Pacific, Port of Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Seatac, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Tukwila and Woodinville Police Departments, the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the King County Target Zero Task Force.
The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Target Zero patrols strive to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.