Washington State Patrol had focused extra efforts on the St. Patrick’s Day weekend as part of the Target Zero program, an anti-drunk driving campaign funded by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. The woman involved in this case, however, made the WSP’s job relatively easy by pulling over to search for her cell phone in front of the jail house while she was intoxicated.
Drunk Driving Statistics
- In 2010, 170 people died in alcohol-related traffic collisions in Washington State – that’s approximately 1 fatality every 2.1 days.
- 37 percent of all traffic deaths in Washington State involved a DUI in 2010.