Local DUI emphasis patrols nab 119 motorists


Washington Traffic Safety Commission officials released results last week from the recent “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Aug. 16 through Sept. 2 in Spokane, Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties of Eastern Washington.

Preliminary numbers show that 119 local motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 1,420 drivers for DUI.

Last year in Spokane, Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patr...

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