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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Numbers in for Holiday Campaign

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YAKIMA, WA - The Washington Traffic Safety Commission says officers arrested fewer people in Yakima and Klickitat Counties, but more in Benton and Franklin counties, for DUIs during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. 

From November 27, 2013 to January 1, 2014, police, sheriff deputies and state troopers arrested 179 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Yakima and Klickitat Counties. 

Last year in Yakima and Klickitat Counties during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 206 people for DUIs. 

In Benton and Franklin Counties, 122 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Last year in Benton and Franklin Counties, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 110 people for DUI.

Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 2723 drivers.

Sheriff's Offices and Washington State Patrol Troopers in Benton, Franklin, Yakima and Klickitat Counties, along with the Kennewick, Pasco, Prosser, Richland, West Richland, Grandview, Moxee, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Union Gap, Yakima and Wapato Police Departments, all participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Yakima County Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force. 

The extra patrols are funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission as part of the Target Zero campaign, which aims to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington state by 2030.

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