As you celebrate the last of our summer holiday weekends keep in mind that law enforcement across the state has their eye on your celebration. The annual Drive Hammered, Get Nailed Campaign, which kicked off in August will continue through Labor Day Weekend with extra patrol on the road to catch impaired drivers.
Funded through Washington State Traffic Commission the effort pays for extra officers to hit the streets, specifically looking for drivers under the influence. The point… rid the roads of drunk drivers.
North Patrol Sergeant, Rob Huddleston, says that so far this year, the numbers are looking good.
The Traffic Safety Commission says that drunk drivers can exhibit a variety of behaviors depending upon impairment level.
Those who know they are impaired travel slower that the posted speed limit, show slow responses to traffic signals, make sudden stops, and often travel side to side within and outside of their lane.
Those who don’t think they are impaired generally drive a little more aggressively, follow too closely, and change lanes abruptly.
The combination of one or more of these behaviors may alert you that you are near a drunk driver and you are encouraged to dial 911."CLICK HERE" for Audio