ThirtyDecember 11th, 2006 by josh farley
Area law enforcement arrested 30 drivers over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office.
County prosecutor Russell Hauge called the number of arrests over the weekend “larger than average,” but said his office expects the increase during a time of year when more people are drinking and driving and more law enforcement is on the streets looking for intoxicated drivers.
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission alone has donated about 150 extra patrol hours to some of Kitsap County’s police forces in an effort to remove drunken drivers from the roads.
Of those charged with DUI, 16 were arrested by the Washington State Patrol, seven by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, five by the Poulsbo Police Department, and one each for the Bremerton and Port Orchard Police departments.