This is one sample of news releases customized by county throughout Washington state.
Kitsap County, WA – The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from August 16 through September 2.
In Kitsap County, preliminary numbers show that 47 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 1,420 drivers for DUI. Last year in Kitsap County during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 71 people for DUI.
In Kitsap County, the Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo and Suquamish Police Departments, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Kitsap County Traffic Safety Task Force. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
These patrols are important because August is one of the deadliest months on Washington’s roadways, including all causes of traffic fatalities.
These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero—striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.