SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA - The results of the recent Holiday DUI enforcement campaign conducted from November 24, 2011 through January 2, 2012 were released today.
In Snohomish County, 397 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 3,812 drivers for DUI.
In Snohomish County, the Arlington, Brier, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, and Tulalip Tribal Police Departments, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra emphasis patrols, with the support of the Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Traffic Safety 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 Snohomish County on routine and extra patrols arrested 409 people for DUI.
During 2010, drinking drivers killed 188 people, representing more than 40 percent of the 458 people who died on Washington’s roadways.
For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov