More than 650 Arrested During King County DUI Crackdown
Periods of increased DUI enforcement have become a powerful and effective tool for law enforcement agencies intent on keeping public roadways safe. Although enforcement periods and anti-DUI campaigns run throughout the year, they are most common – and most aggressive – during holidays with high rates of alcohol-related auto accidents. In King County and throughout the state of Washington, law enforcement officers recently completed the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign – making a significant number of DUI arrests.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a nationwide campaign designed to arrest motorists who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Spanning from November 27 through January 1, the campaign was adopted due to the historically high rates of DUI accidents that occur during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays. In King County, officers reported a total of 656 DUI arrests during the crackdown period. Statewide, more than 2,720 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence.
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At DUI Heroes, our legal team has seen and handled the repercussions of DUI enforcement periods numerous times. As the number of DUI arrests throughout the years has steadily increased during crackdown periods – and as more law enforcement agencies are receiving grants to fund such anti-DUI campaigns – it has become clear that DUI enforcement is now a top priority. Similar enforcement periods will take place throughout 2014, and agencies are striving to end alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.
For those who have recently been arrested or charged with DUI this past holiday season, working with an experienced and proven Seattle DUI lawyer is of the utmost importance. Attorney Jonathan Dichter is available 24/7 to help accused individuals learn more about their charges, the potential penalties they face, and how our firm can help.
To discuss your case, call (425) 296-9358 for a FREE consultation. DUI Heroes represents clients throughout King County, Snohomish County, and the surrounding communities of Washington.