Holiday enforcement push nets 2,700 arrests statewide

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WALLA WALLA — A holiday enforcement campaign targeting impaired drivers netted more than 2,700 arrests, officials said today.

Seventeen of those arrests were in Walla Walla, Garfield and Asotin counties, according to a release from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. That number was down from last year, when 21 drivers were arrested.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign began just before Thanksgiving and ran through New Year’s Day. The extra DUI patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Along with the Washington State Patrol, local agencies participating included the College Place, Walla Walla and Clarkston police departments and the Walla Walla County and Garfield County sheriff’s offices.

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