Increased DUI enforcements May 3

Vancouver, Battle Ground police departments and Clark County Sheriff’s Office to have additional officers enforcing

VANCOUVER — On Fri., May 3, the Vancouver and Battle Ground Police Departments and Clark County Sheriff’s Office will have additional officers enforcing the DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road.

Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among those conducting these increased DUI patrols. In addition Officers from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board will also be participating in this emphasis.

Alcohol and drug impaired driving is the leading contributing factor in Washington fatal crashes, with alcohol and cannabis being the most common combination of intoxicants. Getting behind the wheel intoxicated can mean a DUI, if you don’t plan ahead for sober transportation.

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Thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, law enforcement agencies in SW Washington have extra officers conducting DUI enforcement throughout the year to help keep our roadways safer.

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 9-1-1.

The Vancouver Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.

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