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‘Drive Sober’ results are in

Results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Aug. 16 through Sept. 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.

During the same time period last year in Kitsap County, 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.

Patrols are important during August, because it 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.

For more information, visit www.targetzero.com. Additional information on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission can be found on the website, www.wtsc.wa.gov.

 

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