Officers make 656 DUI arrests during crackdown in King County

Kent Police were part of a countywide DUI crackdown. - COURTESY PHOTO
Kent Police were part of a countywide DUI crackdown.
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Law enforcement officers in King County arrested 656 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) during a Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from Nov. 27 through Jan. 1.

Officers arrested 2,723 drivers for DUI statewide.

Last year in King County, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 795 people for DUI.

The participating police agencies in King County included 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, 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.

The holiday season is an important time for these patrols, given the number of holiday festivities that often involve alcohol.

These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero—striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.

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