GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. – The results are in from the recent Drive Hammered, Get Nailed enforcement campaign conducted from August 14 through September 7.

In Grays Harbor County, 44 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 2818 drivers for DUI.

In Grays Harbor County, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, the Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, McCleary, Montesano and Ocean Shores 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.

Impaired driving is the leading cause of traffic deaths in Washington. During 2008, impaired drivers killed nearly half of the 522 people who died on Washington’s roadways. The 251 impaired driver-involved deaths last year represent a decrease of 22 fatalities compared to the previous five-year average.