MONTESANO, Wash. - Driving While Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol continues to be the number one factor in traffic fatalities and serious injury statewide as well as here in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. In an effort to save lives, local law enforcement agencies participated in a statewide effort to crackdown on impaired drivers. Overtime patrols funded by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission were conducted border to border throughout Washington State.
Locally, the patrols were coordinated by Grays Harbor County Target Zero Task Force and were conducted throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. Agencies included: Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department, Pacific County Sheriff’s Department, Montesano, Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Ocean Shores, Cosmopolis, Elma, McCleary, Raymond, South Bend Police Departments, as well as the Washington State Patrol.
The mobilization took place from June 21st to July 7th. During that time period 24 impaired drivers were arrested in Grays Harbor County.
Target Zero, which is a statewide effort to prevent all traffic deaths in Washington by the year 2030.