Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over 296 suspected drunken drivers over the Labor Day weekend, the agency reported today.
Troopers got some help from the public in spotting impaired drivers. Forty-four drivers called 911 to report suspicious driving activity.
When troopers found the suspect vehicle, they arrested 19 on suspicion of drunken driving, one on suspicion of drug-related impaired driving and one on a warrant. Another four were written tickets, the State Patrol reported.
Troopers also investigated three fatalities in Okanogan, Skagit and King counties. The number was down from four during the Labor Day weekend in 2008.