The Washington State Patrol was able to tackle 15 drunken driving cases during their Super Bowl Sunday patrol, according to news reports.
From the Snohomish/King County line to Canada, the State Patrol arrested 15 drunk drivers. Two of the arrests were from Whatcom County, two were in Skagit County and 11 were in Snohomish, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The patrol, named the Target Zero Teams, included a full-time core of state troopers, plus sheriff’s deputies and officers from local agencies, according to news reports. The blitz was aimed at eliminating drunken driving-related deaths during, before and after the big game.
Since January 1, nearly 521 impaired drivers have been arrested or removed from the roadway in Washington, according to the State Patrol. “The Washington State Patrol says its goal is to eliminate fatal and serious injury collisions statewide by 2030,” according to news reports.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I urge drivers to be responsible while celebrating a football game or having a few drinks with friends. While the excess patrol might deter you from drinking and driving, you should always be responsible and never drink and drive.
If you have been injured in a drinking and driving accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.