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Results of the State’s first-ever Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Announced

This is one sample of news releases customized by county throughout the state.

LEWIS COUNTY, WA – The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from November 21, 2012 through January 1, 2013.

In Lewis County, 52 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 Lewis County, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 38 people for DUI.

In Lewis County, the Centralia, Chehalis, Morton, Toledo, and Winlock Police Departments, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Lewis County 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.