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Karen Wigen, Target Zero Manager
Spokane County Traffic Safety Task Force
1026 W. Broadway Ave | Spokane, WA 99260
509/477-2342 Bus | kwigen@spokanecounty.org
Sergeant Tony Meyer
Spokane Police Department
1100 W. Mallon Ave | Spokane, WA 99260
509/835-4587 | ameyer@spokanepolice.org



Under the Influence? Under Arrest!

Target Zero Teams are elite law enforcement officers who are 100 percent dedicated to getting impaired drivers off Washington roadways. These teams will be deployed to strategically target times and places DUI crashes are most likely to occur.

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign

Results of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign In Spokane, Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties, WA - The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from August 16 through September 2, 2013

In Spokane, Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties, preliminary numbers show that 119 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 1,420 drivers for DUI. Last year in Spokane, Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 133 people for DUI.

In Spokane, Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties, the Cheney, City of Airway Heights, Colfax, Eastern Washington University, Pullman, Republic and Washington State University Police Departments, the Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Offices and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Spokane County Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

These patrols are important because August is one of the deadliest months on Washington’s roadways, including all causes of traffic fatalities.

These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero—striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030. For more information, visit www.targetzero.com. Additional information on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission can be found on the website, www.wtsc.wa.gov.

For additional information, please visit, Washington Traffic Safety Commission.



Carrie's Story - A Consequence of Distracted Driving

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