Drive Hammered, Get Nailed Campaign makes 364 arrests in King County
September 10, 2012 · 11:18 AM
A total of 364 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 1,603 drivers for DUI.
The arrests were from the recent Drive Hammered, Get Nailed enforcement campaign conducted from Aug. 17 through Sept. 3.
Last year in King County, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 452 people for DUI.
In King County, the Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Duvall, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Pacific, Port of Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Snoqualmie and Tukwila Police Departments, and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the King County Target Zero Task Force. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
These patrols are important because August is one of the deadliest months on Washington's roadways.
For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov.