The results are in from the recent Drive Hammered, Get Nailed enforcement campaign conducted from Nov. 25, 2010 through Jan. 2, 2011.
In Jefferson County, 23 motorists, (compared to 13 during the same patrols in 2009), were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). There were 83 DUI arrests in Kitsap County, 57 in Grays Harbor County, 27 in Mason County and 26 arrests in Clallam County,. Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 3,577 drivers for DUI, according to a Jan. 10 summary from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
During 2009, impaired drivers were responsible for more than half of the 491 deaths on Washington’s roadways. For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov <http://www.wtsc.wa.gov/>