Washington law enforcement agencies to conduct DUI emphasis patrol


Last updated 8/16/2018 at Noon

Law enforcement agencies in Adams County and across Washington state will increase patrols for motorists driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.

Agencies conduct the emphasis patrol in order to keep drivers safe during what the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) refers to as the deadliest time of the year on the state’s roadways.

WTSC notes that drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs are involved in nearly half of all traffic deaths in the state.

The organization reports 250 people were killed in collisions involving impaired drivers in 2017....

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