Extra officers will be out this weekend enforcing DUI laws throughout much of Clark County.
The Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal police departments and Clark County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the increased enforcement, “in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road,” according to a Vancouver Police Department news release.
Officers who are trained drug recognition experts, as well as officers from the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board, will also join the effort.
Washington’s leading contributing factor in fatal crashes is impaired driving, with alcohol and cannabis being the most common combination of intoxicants, the news release states.
People should plan ahead for sober transportation, such as ride sharing, to avoid getting a DUI. Anyone who sees a suspected impaired driver should call 911.
The increased enforcement is possible through a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.