This year, local law enforcement including the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, Long Beach Police Department, and Washington State Patrol are pleased to report a successful event. Over the weekend, there were no major traffic incidents or collisions reported – which includes serious injury collisions, fatality collisions and/or hit and run investigations.
Significant results from the two-day event are below:
- Officers made over 330 traffic stops for traffic violations.
- 10 DUI (Driving under the Influence) arrests were made.
- 139 contacts for speeding, resulting in 51 speeding infractions
- 14 seatbelt restraint violations, resulting in nine infractions
- Six drivers were arrested for driving while their license was suspended or revoked
- One driver was cited for negligent driving
- One arrest was made for a misdemeanor warrant
The combined law enforcement effort was also supported by officers from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, other Pacific County municipalities, and Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties.
LONG BEACH, Wash. – Surf rescue teams saved a distressed swimmer about 200 yards off of Long Beach on Sunday. South Pacific County Technical Rescue reports a rescue swimmer stabilized the victim around 5:30 Sunday evening, personal watercraft were used to get the swimmer back to the beach near the Lighthouse Resort south of Cranberry Rd.
The victim was not identified, responders reported they had no life jacket, wet suit, or fins, had a boogie board without a leash and were reported to be a poor swimmer.
LONG BEACH, Wash. – Pacific County is implementing a “Burn Ban” effective immediately and running through Sept. 30.
The Burn Ban applies to all outdoor burning except recreational cooking fires in approved fire pits that are limited to 3-feet in diameter and 2-feet in height. Fires for debris disposal are not considered recreational and are not allowed under any circumstances.
Contact your local fire district for more information. You can also contact the county office in Long Beach at 642-9382; or South Bend at 875-9356.
Earlier this month, Grays Harbor County implemented a burn ban as well.