The Washington State Patrol, in media release, reported that law enforcement officers all over Washington state will be conducting emphasis patrols on December 14 including officers in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Redmond, Seattle, Snoqualmie
There will be 1,000 law enforcement officers across the state who will be vigilant in the search for drivers who are intoxicated, not wearing seatbelts, driving aggressively, speeding or using cell phones illegally.
The WSP says the emphasis patrols will be in memory of all the officers who have died in the line of duty.
Impaired drivers — drivers who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs — are the primary reason why people are killed in auto accidents. According to King County, in the past 13 years, more than 6,2000 impaired drivers have been arrested .
If you are attending a holiday party, make sure you use a designated driver such as a sober friend, a taxi cab or a bus, to avoid being arrested for drunken driving.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by drunken or distracted drivers and the family of those killed.