The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from August 16 through September 2. In Mason County, preliminary numbers show that 13 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 Mason County during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 18 people for DUI.
In Mason County, the Shelton and Squaxin Police Departments, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Mason County Target Zero 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. 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.
September 13, 2013/Washington Traffic Safety Commission News Release