Extra DUI patrols net 20 arrests on Olympic Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

Law enforcement officers netted 20 arrests on the North Olympic Peninsula during the Drive Hammered, Get Nailed enforcement campaign.

During the Aug. 17-Sept. 3 campaign, 15 motorists in Clallam County were stopped and arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of drugs, while five people were arrested in Jefferson County, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission said.

Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 1,603 drivers for suspected DUI.

Last year in Jefferson County, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 10 people for suspected DUI, and in Clallam County, 14 people were arrested.

“These patrols are important because August is one of the deadliest months on Washington’s roadways,” said Julie Furlong, media relations consultant.

Participating agencies in Clallam County were the Port Angeles and Sequim police departments, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol.

In Jefferson County, the Port Townsend Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol participated.

The efforts were supported by the Clallam County DUI Traffic Safety Task Force and the Jefferson County Traffic Safety Task Force.

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

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

Last modified: September 11. 2012 5:38PM
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