Drive Sober/ Get Pulled Over Results

The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign from August 16 through September 2 this year.

In Benton and Franklin Counties, preliminary numbers show that 64 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 1,420 drivers for DUI.

Last year in Benton and Franklin Counties, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 70 people for DUI.

The Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and West Richland Police Departments, the Benton and Franklin County Sheriff’s Offices and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Benton-Franklin 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, including all causes of traffic fatalities.

These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero—striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.

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