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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 with 7 Comments »
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 – – 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.”

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. Violation of Washington State Privacy Laws and Constitutional Rights. The Nazis are here. Live free die free.

  2. AnotherThought says:

    Given that the WTSC (publisher of the site) and the WSP (critic of the site) are both state agencies, perhaps they could simply meet and resolve the issue? Wouldn’t that be more effective than dueling press releases?

  3. does live free and die free also pertain to the victims of drunk driving? I am not sure that will be a comfort to families laying to rest their loved ones after another drunk driver finds a way to continue to drive drunk.
    these patrols are intended to reduce the number of drunk drivers. reduced number of drunk drivers means less fatalities, less insurance cost on the non-fatal incident, and more alcoholics confronting their problem. there is no good reason to sabotage this effort.

  4. tonnibell says:

    It doesnt matter if there is a web-site that tells time, date & area of the DUI force…people drink and drive….they are not the ones home reading the web-sites….remember, they are drinking then driving. I wish I was on a task force, I work in the down of the downtown Tacoma so drive thru it every morning & evening….I could be a task force all on my own. I see it all…saw a drug deal go down yesterday about 4:37pm at our ever so favorite car wash….The Elephant. It was not obvious to everyone, but they did the hand of, one person walked to the other side and got in a black 4 dr car, off they went & the guy with the drugs went around to the back of the building, I mean the way back…..I watched it happen!

  5. footballscaa says:

    Time to fill the state coffers.

  6. dirtydan54 says:

    I suppose until there is a method to change human behavior to the point that humans can be made perfect we will continue to have such things as drunken drivers continue to be a fact of life no matter what may be done to battle or penalize those who are humans that for one reason or another endeavor in such things as drinking and driving.

  7. Wrapper98439 says:

    Exactly where does it say that it is against the law to stop someone along the road for whatever the place want as long as it is not racial or harassing the same person regularly? In over 16 years of driving in Washington I have been stopped for tail lights twice, but never for a dui check even though I average 20 miles a day. Don’t really see DUI checks as a major problem.

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