Washington Traffic Safety Commission kicks off DUI campaignon August 17, 2012 @ 5:12 pm (Updated: 7:28 am - 8/18/12 )
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has reported that their statistics show that more people die in August as a result of crashes involving drunk drivers than in any other month.
"People are on a lot of summer vacations, the weather is getting nicer, as it has been this week, so there's more vacationing time and more weekend barbecues that often involve alcohol," says Target Zero manager Annie Phare.
According to Phare, during last year's campaign 452 drunk drivers eere caught in King County alone.
The campaign, which runs through September 3, will include increased patrols, as well as community enforcement of DUI laws.
"The difference between these patrols and the regular weekend patrols is that we have more patrol units out on the road," says Phare, "and we also have agencies that are crossing jurisdictional lines."
Cause of Collapse
The I-5 bridge over the Skagit River likely collapsed after a support was struck by a semi truck
"I hit the brakes and we went off"
Washington has an unfortunate history of bridge disasters
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