CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says an off-duty deputy was arrested by the Washington State Patrol in a drunken driving stop on Interstate 5 near Chehalis, Wash…. …read more
From: AP Washington News
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission recently asked people what the goal should be for the number of traffic deaths in Washington. Everyone indicated they would like to see fewer people killed. But when asked what the goal should be for their family members, everyone responded, “zero.” (Well, almost everyone. Visit www.WAdrivetozero.com to see what residents think about zero traffic deaths).
To reach zero traffic deaths takes effort from everyone. Please join law enforcement in working toward zero traffic deaths. Make sure all the people at your Thanksgiving table are also around to celebrate the New Year. Visit www.WAdrivetozero.com to review important safety tips, such as:
*Call 911 if you see a suspected DUI driver on the roads.
*If you drink, use marijuana, or take other drugs, don’t drive. Make plans before-hand for how you’ll get around.
*If you are hosting a party, make sure your guests get home safely! Plan to have sober designated drivers available. Buy a few extra air mattresses so guests can stay the night. If it’s an office party, limit alcohol, provide shuttle service or book hotel rooms. Remember, as a party host, you are liable for the actions of the people who leave your party intoxicated.
*Talk with your children about alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. Help them understand the ways alcohol and marijuana use can harm their bodies, their brains, and their future. Let them know that they can call you instead of ever getting into a car with a driver who has been drinking, using marijuana or taking drugs. WEBSITE: Start Talking Now
*Give the best gift of all at the Holiday Season with the Designated Driver Gift Card.
*Addiction is a complex issue. If you or someone you know is dealing with alcohol, marijuana or drug abuse, call or check ONLINE- the Washington Recovery Help Line at 1 (866) 789-1511.
November 22, 2013/Washington Traffic Safety Commission News Release
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.
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.
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.