MONTESANO, Wash. - The results of the recent Holiday DUI enforcement campaign conducted from November 24, 2011 through January 2, 2012 were released this week.
In Grays Harbor County, 50 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 3,812 drivers for DUI.
In Grays Harbor County, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, the Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Montesano, Elma, Ocean Shores, and Cosmopolis, Police Departments, and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra emphasis patrols, with the support of the Grays Harbor Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
Last year during the same time period, officers in Grays Harbor County on routine and extra patrols arrested 57 people for DUI.
During 2010, drinking drivers killed 188 people, representing more than 40 percent of the 458 people who died on Washington’s roadways. For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov