The Washington State Patrol’s annual holiday season DUI patrols will kick off on Black Friday, Nov. 23.
This year there have been 224 killed in crashes investigated by WSP, and in King County alone, there have been 41 people killed in crashes.
Drugs and/or alcohol are believed to be a factor in many of the fatal crashes, WSP said.
The state patrol, along with local police agencies, will be increasing DUI patrols to remove impaired drivers and reduce and deter dangerous driving behaviors such as DUI by having more officers on the road during the season of parties, celebrations and family get togethers.
The state patrol reminds the public that driving under the influence or riding with someone who’s under the influence is a choice that could potentially change your life, or the lives of others, forever.
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