"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign
Spokane, Pend Oreille and Ferry Counties, WA -- The Results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI Enforcement Campaign conducted from November 21, 2012 through January 1, 2013.
In Spokane, Pend Oreille and Ferry Counties 219 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enformcement officers arrested 3,446 drivers for DUI. Last year in Spokane, Pend Oreille and Ferry Counties, during the same period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 197 people for DUI.
In Spokane, Pend Oreille and Ferry Counties, the Cheney, City of Airway Heights, Eastern Washington University, Republic, Spokane and Spokane County Sheriff's Offices and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Spokane County Target Zero Task Force. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
The holiday season is an important time for these patrols, given the number of holiday festivities that often involve alcohol. For additional information, please visit, Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
2012 Night of 1,000 Stars Law Enforcement Awards
Monroe Road Safety Project
Spokane County, WA---The Spokane County Engineers Office and the Spokane County Target Zero Task Force received funding from Washington Traffic Safety Commission for the Monroe Road Safety Project. Monroe Road is an eleven mile, two lane rural roadway with a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour. The primary goal of this safety project is to reduce the traffic collisions on Monroe Road. A total of five fatalities and eighteen serious injury collisions occurred on Monroe Road in the past four years. Speed is the major contributing factor. This grant funding will allow the Spokane County Sheriffs Office to provide extra emphasis patrols in the designated project area for the next year.
Road safety improvements were just completed in the project area by the Spokane County Engineers Office. The federal funded improvements consisted of increased and enhanced signage with higher retro-reflective sheeting, at and through curves, and edge line striping. Roadside safety was enhanced by flattening slopes, removing hazards within the clear zone and installation of guardrails. Signs are being placed in several locations within the project area with the “Slow Down and Stay Safe” safety message. The extra enforcement patrols will be starting soon and will continue for the next year.
Visit the Spokane County Engineers Office for additional information Spokane County Engineers Office