Motorists have paired up with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) by using their cell phones and dialing 9-1-1 when they see another motorist driving drunk. Over the Labor Day weekend, the patrol responded to 44 such calls.
In a media release, the WSP said that when they were able to contact the suspect vehicles, that:
- 19 of the vehicles had drivers who were driving under the influence of alcohol
- 1 driver was under the influence of drugs
- 1 driver was arrested on a warrant
- Four drivers of suspect cars were cited for traffic infractions and released.
This year there were three traffic fatalities over the holiday weekend compared with four in 2008. The fatalities were in King, Okanogan and Skagit Counties.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured by a drunken driver and the families of those killed.