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.

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  1. Kudos to our law enforcement and the Traffic Safety Commission for their efforts to keep us safe on our roadways by getting the offenders off the road. However please realize that they only get the smallest tip of the iceberg. It is estimated that every 10th car on the road is an impaired driver, and then add in the drivers who are on the phone or putting on their makeup or doing whatever else besides driving the car and paying attention. Then there are those who seem to think that posted speed limits don’t apply to them.
    Please, do your part to reduce the death and injury on roadways. Wear your seatbelt, obey the speed limit, pay attention and do not drive under the influence of drugs/alcohol.

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