In Pacific County, 11 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 2723 drivers for DUI.
Last year in Pacific County, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested nine people for DUI.
In Pacific County, the Raymond and South Bend Police Departments, the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Pacific County Target Zero Task Force. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
The holiday season is an important time for these patrols, given the number of holiday festivities that often involve alcohol.
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.