The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign ended following Labor Day and the numbers are already in, reports Q13 Fox.
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission states that 292 arrests were made in King County during the two weeks of the driver sober campaign from August 16 to September 2. Statewide, the Commission reports that 1,420 people were arrested in that time.
Compared to last year, the number of arrests in King County are down significantly from 374 people arrested in 2012. Many city and county agencies participated in the drive sober campaign along with the Washington State Patrol. The campaign is scheduled for August as the summer months have been historically linked to drunk driving.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DUI during the drive sober campaign, it is important that you contact an experienced Seattle DUI defense attorney.
The drunk driving laws in Washington are changing and prosecutors are taking a hard line against DUI suspects in the wake of several high-profile tragedies. As a result, it can be difficult for a DUI suspect to get a fair deal when dealing with hardened prosecutors and police officers.
However, every DUI suspect should know that they are innocent until proven guilty and that they enjoy certain rights. Having an experienced DUI defense attorney advocating for you can make a big difference as your attorney can handle the difficult talks with law enforcement and ensure that your rights are not trampled upon.
For assistance with your case in the Seattle or King County areas, contact an attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense. Schedule a consultation to discuss the specific of your case by calling 425-284-2000.