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WSP Makes 18 DUI Arrests In Eastern Washington During Fourth Of July Weekend

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The Fourth of July holiday is a time of celebration. It is when people come together for family fun. But Independence Day isn’t only associated with barbeques, pool parties, fireworks, and large gatherings. It is also often linked to an increase in the number of drunken driving arrests.  In Washington State, officials with the Washington …

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Head-On Accidents, DUIs, And More Kept WSP Busy Over The Weekend

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Three major accidents kept troopers with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Adams County Sheriff Department very busy this past Saturday.  According to local news outlets, WSP officers were responding to a DUI head-on collision when another driver ignored deputies redirecting traffic, crashing into a deputy’s vehicle and colliding with another car head-on before allowing …

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Intoxicated Driver Arrested After Striking WSP Trooper

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Impaired driving continues to be an issue to drivers across the country. In Washington, officials with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission claim that intoxicated driving accidents are on the rise. With 50% of fatal traffic accidents in the state involving drunk driving, it’s clear that Washingtonians must do more to avoid the growing risk.  The …

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Benton County Officials Book 9 Drunk Drivers During New Year’s Weekend

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The Washington State Patrol as well as other local law enforcement agencies in the state go above and beyond every year during the holiday season to ensure roads are safe. Unfortunately, many drivers choose to break the law, putting lives at risk. During the 2021 New Year’s weekend, officials said that at least nine drunk …

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WSP To Deploy DUI Patrols For The Holiday Season

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Considering New Year’s Eve is one of the deadliest nights on the country’s highways, it is no wonder that law enforcement agencies across the nation deploy extra patrols during the holiday season.  In Washington state, things won’t be any different. According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), the agency will be ramping up its DUI …

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House Candidate Injured In Accident, Driver Was Allegedly Under The Influence

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Local news outlets reported that a Tuesday car accident sent April Berg, a candidate for the state Legislature, to the hospital. The car accident involved a man who may have been driving under the influence.  According to the reports, Berg and her husband were in a 2016 Nissan while traveling east on Highway 96 when …

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WSP: Passenger Killed In DUI Accident On Highway 27

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A woman from Spokane Valley lost her life in a Thursday evening accident involving an alleged DUI driver, the Washington State Patrol reported.  According to the authorities, the 37-year-old Fairfield driver who was behind the wheel of a Chevy Silverado was traveling southbound on Highway 27 when he attempted to pass a slower vehicle. As …

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