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Holiday DUI campaign nabs 26 county drivers

From Washington Traffic Safety Commission

The results are in from the recent Drive Hammered, Get Nailed enforcement campaign conducted from Nov. 25, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011.

In Clallam County, 26 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence and statewide law enforcement officers arrested 3,577 drivers for DUI.

In Clallam County, Sequim and Port Angeles police departments and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra emphasis patrols with the support of the Clallam County DUI Task Force.

The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

During 2009, impaired drivers were responsible for more than half of the 491 deaths on Washington’s roadways.

The 264 impaired-driver-involved deaths last year represent a decrease of nine fatalities compared to the previous five-year average.

For more information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov.

 

 

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