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New website leaks information on upcoming DUI emphasis patrols

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Aug. 23, 2011 at 10:47 am |
August 23, 2011 11:44 am

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has launched a website that allows people to get information about when and where extra patrols will be looking for drunken drivers.

The site – waTikiLeaks.com – features a map of the state.  The website has a mobile version and sharing options.

You can click on either Pierce, King or Snohomish counties to find out the dates, times and locations for upcoming enforcement campaigns. There is no information for the other counties.

Pierce, King and Snohomish counties are featured on the new website because they are participating in a two-year Target Zero campaign to reduce drunken driving-related crashes.

On the Pierce County page, there is information about four enforcement campaigns that start this month.

“Why are they leaking information that could help drivers avoid tickets and arrests?” a press release states. “The task forces promote safe driving on a community level, and one method is to encourage sober driving.”

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