Washington State Patrol announces DUI arrest figures for Super Bowl weekend

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) has announced their Driving Under Influence (DUI) arrest statistics for Super Bowl Weekend. Throughout the State, the Patrol arrested 125 drivers for DUI between midnight February 1, 2009, through 3:00 a.m. February 2, 2009 . Compare this with the previous weekend when the Patrol made only 75 DUI arrests during the same time frame. This is a 60% difference. In the greater Seattle area, 23 DUI arrests were made.

The Patrol, conducted DUI emphasis patrols throughout the State and targeted drivers who were speeding, driving recklessly or aggressively. By focusing on such drivers, the Patrol has found that they can get drunk drivers off of the street.

Over this past weekend, their was one alcohol-related motor vehicle death in the State.

Every year, there are approximately 18,000 people killed in alcohol-related car accidents in the United States. In Washington State, 45% of all traffic fatalities are alcohol-related.

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