Kent Police arrest 57 during DUI crackdown

Kent Police arrested 57 people for investigation of driving under the influence during the holiday Drive Hammered, Get Nailed statewide campaign from Nov. 25 through Jan. 2.

A total of 876 motorists were arrested for investigation of DUI in King County and 3,577 were arrested statewide, according to a Washington Traffic Safety Commission media release.

The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

During 2009, impaired drivers killed more than half of the 491 people who died on Washington’s roadways. The 264 impaired driver-involved deaths in 2009 represent a decrease of nine fatalities compared to the previous five-year average.

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