PACIFIC COUNTY The results of the recent holiday DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Nov. 24 through Jan. 2 were released last week.
In Pacific County, 14 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 3,812 drivers for DUI.
In Pacific County, the Long Beach, Raymond, and South Bend police departments, the Pacific County Sheriffs Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra emphasis 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.
Last year during the same time period, officers in Pacific County on routine and extra patrols also arrested 14 people for DUI.
During 2010, drinking drivers killed 188 people, representing more than 40 percent of the 458 people who died on Washingtons roadways.
For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov.