Law enforcement to step up patrols against speeders, drunken drivers year-round

Beginning Feb. 15, the State Patrol will assist Clallam and Jefferson county law enforcement agencies in conducting special patrols for speeding and drunk driving all year long.

The program is called “X-52,” because it means extra patrols 52 weeks a year.

“There’s a lot of research in other states that shows results from sustained emphasis patrols versus short-term efforts such as ‘Drive Hammered, Get Nailed’ or ‘Click It or Ticket,'” said Lowell Porter, director of the state Traffic Safety Commission.

In Clallam County, the participating agencies will be the Port Angeles Police Department, Sequim Police Department and Clallam County Sheriff’s Department.

In Jefferson County, the participating agencies will be the Port Townsend Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

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