Increased DUI enforcement – Safe Days of Summer

Law enforcement agencies in Southwest Washington are increasing DUI patrols due to high rates of impaired driving-related fatal crashes.

Clark County law enforcement agencies are participating in extra DUI patrols

VANCOUVER – Southwest Washington will have additional officers conducting DUI enforcement to help keep roadways safer this weekend (Aug. 18-21). If you plan to drive, do so responsibly. Plan a safe and sober ride.  

While most adults in Washington do not drive under the influence, over 50% of all fatal , crashes are due to driving under the influence. WTSC preliminary data shows that 2022 had the highest number of polydrug drivers in fatal and serious injury crashes in state history. Act and keep our families and friends safe this weekend and every day. 

Clark County law enforcement agencies participating in extra DUI patrols:  

  • Clark County Sheriff’s Office  
  • Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency  
  • Battle Ground Police Department
  • Vancouver Police Department  
  • Washington State Patrol 

In Washington, the goal is to have ZERO people in your household involved in a serious or fatal injury crash. MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our community by PLEDGING to: 

  • DRIVE 100% SOBER, always 
  • PLAN AHEAD, ensure a safe and 100% sober ride  
  • INTERVENE, if someone has used alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs, stop them from getting behind the wheel 
  • BUCKLE UP, always, lack of restraint use was up 57% in serious and fatal injury crashes from 2019- 2021, buckling up reduces your risk of fatal injury by 45% 

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 9-1-1. If you or someone you know struggles with substance abuse, there’s help: Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 

*When there’s a chance to prevent someone from driving impaired, most Washingtonians (81%) will intervene and take action.  

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