Extra DUI patrols planned during holidays


Law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in extra patrols aimed at getting DUI drivers off the roads over this holiday season from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1.

The extra patrols are funded by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC).

“We are alarmed at recent increases in traffic deaths involving DUI, especially among drivers who test positive for two or more drugs, or both alcohol and other drugs,” Darrin Grondel, WTSC director, said in a press release. “Our agency is charged with examining every detail of every deadly crash. When we look at this data, we have to wonder why we are seeing so many deadly crashes where drivers are mixing other drugs with alcohol."

In Jefferson and Clallam counties, the Port Townsend, Port Angeles and Sequim police departments, the Clallam and Jefferson sheriff’s offices, and the Washington State Patrol participate in the campaign with the support of the Clallam and Jefferson Regional Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force.

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission embraces Target Zero – striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030. Learn more at



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