It's not everyday we get a press release from the City of Spokane announcing extra DUI patrols in Spokane County starting March 9th. They're just hoping to keep the roads safe as this time of year ramps up with night time fun.
Regional law enforcement, including Spokane Police and Spokane County Sheriff's Office, are gearing up for a safe St. Patrick's Day, continuing their extra patrols until March 18th to prevent drunk driving.
Spokane County Zero Target Task Force says last year in Spokane County, 74 people were arrested for DUIs during the same time period. They even cite national statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration saying 37% of drivers involved with fatal crashes on March 17th had a blood alcohol content of .08 or above.
In case you didn't know this already, find a designated driver or take a cab home if it's going to be an issue. If you see someone driving recklessly or drunk, call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.
Don't be that guy that makes the news.