By Caleb Hutton
Forty-two alleged drunk drivers were arrested in the past few weeks in Whatcom County during a series of extra patrols by several local law enforcement agencies.
Here are the details, per the Washington Traffic Safety Coalition:
Whatcom County, WA – The results are in from the recent Drive Hammered, Get Nailed enforcement campaign conducted from August 17 through September 3.
In Whatcom County, 42 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. Last year in Whatcom County, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 52 people for DUI.
In Whatcom County, Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and Western Washington University Police Departments, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Whatcom County Traffic Safety 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.