King County law enforcement participates in DUI campaign
August 13, 2013
New: Aug. 13, 10:14 a.m.
King County law enforcement is putting extra officers on the road between Aug. 16 and Sept. 2 for the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s national campaign aims to keep the roads safe during the last few weeks of summer from people driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Despite Washington voters approving legalizing marijuana use for adults 21 and older, it is still illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is also a part of Target Zero, a project that aims to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington state by 2030. Last year, extra patrol officers arrested 374 people for driving under the influence during the campaign.