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Vancouver to See Increased DUI Patrols for the End of Summer

By August 20, 2019 April 23rd, 2020 No Comments

Vancouver to See Increased DUI Patrols for the End of Summer

As summer heads into its final stretch, Clark County police are planning a substantial increase of almost 150 DUI patrols to run through Labor Day. The Columbian reports that the announcement was made in a news release by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. This heightened effort will involve police departments throughout Clark County as well as the Washington State Patrol.

Increased fatal crashes involving multiple substances

The announcement follows a 15-percent rise in fatal crashes between 2012 and 2017 involving drivers who were found to be under the influence of more than one substance. According to the committee, these so-called “poly-drug drivers” are the leading cause of fatal crashes involving intoxication. Along with increased patrols, the commission is planning an educational campaign in marijuana stores to raise awareness.

Experienced DUI attorney for Vancouver and Southern Washington

Undoubtedly, this increase in patrols will mean a serious increase in the number of charges for Southern Washington residents during the final month of summer. If you’ve been charged with a DUI, a DUI attorney can help you navigate the legal process and defend you against unfair charges. John L. Davis works closely with all of his clients to develop straightforward defense strategies that get results. Call (360) 597-4740 to day to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced DUI attorney.