Black Friday marks the kick-off for extra DUI Patrols

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Fatal accident on SR 522
Photo by Trooper Rick Johnson
On Friday November 23 the Washington State Patrol, and multiple other police agencies will be kicking off the annual holiday season DUI Emphasis patrols in King county. 

As of October 31, 2018 there have been 41 people killed in collisions in King county. Impairment from alcohol and/or drugs is believed to be a factor in many of these life taking collisions.

This holiday season the WSP, in conjunction with local police agencies, is dedicated to increasing DUI patrols in an effort to make our roadways safer, remove impaired drivers, and do their best to ensure families stay safe.

We recognize that the holidays are a time of celebrations, parties, and family get togethers. The focus of the increased patrols is to remove impaired drivers and reduce/deter collision causing driving behaviors by increasing the number of officers on our roads.

The WSP urges everyone who is joining in the festivities to do so responsibly, and make great decisions. Whether you’re a driver or a passenger you need to decide to not drive impaired, or ride with an impaired driver. This vital decision can save yours, or someone else’s, life.


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