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253 Pierce County drivers arrested during DUI emphasis patrol

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Sep. 10, 2012 at 8:38 am |
September 10, 2012 8:38 am

During a two-week enforcement campaign aimed at impaired drivers, Pierce County law enforcement arrested 254 people.

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission today released the results of the Drive Hammered, Get Nailed patrols that took place from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.

This year’s numbers were down from last year, when 287 drivers were arrested in Pierce County on suspicion of DUI during the same emphasis patrol.

More than 1,600 drivers were arrested statewide, according to the commission.

Participating agencies included police from Bonney Lake, DuPont, Fife, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Milton, Puyallup, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma and University Place, as well as the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington State Patrol.

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