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91 motorists arrested in Kitsap County, 7 in Poulsbo during DUI enforcement campaign

POULSBO — Law enforcement officers in Kitsap County stopped and arrested 91 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during a holiday season DUI enforcement campaign.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign was conducted from Nov. 27 through Jan. 1. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission released the results Jan. 10.

Seven were arrested in Poulsbo; two of those were on New Year's Eve, according to the Poulsbo Police Department.

Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 2,723 drivers for DUI.

The number of motorists arrested in Kitsap County was lower than the same time period the previous year; at that time, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 148 people for DUI.

In Kitsap County, the Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Naval Base Kitsap, Port Orchard, Poulsbo and Suquamish police departments, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Kitsap County Traffic Safety Task Force. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero, striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030. Go to www.targetzero.com.

 

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