DUI arrests go up with Drive Sober campaignThe extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission
The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from late November through Jan. 1.
In Snohomish County, 401 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 3,446 drivers for DUI.
Last year in Snohomish County, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 397 people for DUI.
In Snohomish County, the Arlington, Bothell, Brier, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo and Tulalip Police Departments, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol, with assistance from the Washington State Liquor Control Board participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force.
The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
The Holiday season is an important time for these patrols, given the number of holiday festivities that often involve alcohol.
For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov.