960 DUI arrests in King County during six-week crackdown
January 3, 2012 · 4:58 PM
Law enforcement officers arrested 960 motorists in King County for driving under the influence during a holiday crackdown campaign between Nov. 24 and Jan. 2.
Last year during the same time period, officers in King County on routine and extra patrols arrested 876 people for DUI, according to a Washington Traffic Safety Commission media release.
In King County, the Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Normandy Park, North Bend, Pacific, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Snoqualmie, and Tukwila Police Departments and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra emphasis 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.
Law enforcement officers arrested 3,812 drivers statewide for DUI between Nov. 24 and Jan. 2.
During 2010, drinking drivers killed 188 people, representing more than 40 percent of the 458 people who died on Washington’s roadways.
For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov.