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Boy George Hopes "Gorgeous Young Man" Justin Bieber "Makes It Through"

Dean Stockings/Justin Bieber via InstagramFormer Culture Club frontman Boy George knows what it’s like to have your personal troubles splashed on the front pages: In his career, he’s been arrested, sentenced to community service and struggled with a drug habit. That’s why he has nothing but sympathy for troubled teen star Justin Bieber.

Speaking to E! Online, George, who shot to fame with Culture Club when he was in his early twenties, says, “Unfortunately when you’re at that age, you won’t listen to anyone. I did the same thing. People told me time and time again — not just at 22 but it happened up until 10 years ago — to sort of grow up a bit.”

He says Justin’s problems — which include being arrested for DUI and assault, and suspected of felony vandalism — are due to “immaturity,” adding, “It’s being played out in the spotlight and I’m quite sure there will be an interview in the future where he says, ‘I can’t believe I did that.’ Or not. I hope he makes it through. I think he’s a …read more

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over patrols running through New Year

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Hopefully 2013 will be different than the last five holiday seasons. From 2008-2012, an average of 49 people died in traffic crashes in Washington between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. DUI is still the leading cause of traffic death, however it doesn’t have to be that way and that is why between November 27, 2013 and January 1, 2014 extra officers will be looking for drivers under the influence.

 The Shelton and Squaxin Police Departments, along with Grays Harbor, and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol are working towards zero traffic deaths by participating in this Holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

The Grays Harbor and Mason County Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force organize and support this enforcement effort.

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 Target Zero. Additional information on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Results of DUI emphasis patrols in Grays Harbor announced

Grays Harbor 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 Grays Harbor County, 27 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 Grays Harbor County during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 16 people for DUI.

In Grays Harbor County, the Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, Montesano and Ocean Shores Police Departments, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI 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.

These patrols are important because August is one of the deadliest months on Washington’s roadways, including all causes of traffic fatalities.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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.

Grays Harbor and Pacific County DUI Emphasis Patrols net 24 arrests

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.