Nothing says happy holidays like getting knee-walking drunk and getting behind the wheel of your car.
The Washington State Patrol says it has made 713 arrests for DUI in King County since Thanksgiving week, including 256 from holiday emphasis patrols. Some arrests are still being counted.
The good news is that there were no alcohol-related traffic deaths.
The emphasis patrols — seven troopers and one sergeant who patrolled the county at night — worked with several other police agencies as part of what was called the X-52 DUI patrols.
The patrol counted one alcohol-related accident with serious injuries. The patrol said that occurred Dec. 15 when a repeat DUI offender crossed the center median on eastbound Interstate 90 at Preston and hit a westbound motorist head on. Both drivers remain in the hospital.
We however, do not have the statistics for how many of these drunk drivers caused personal injuries to the innocent. If you or perhaps a family member of yours has been injured by, lets say, a drunk driver Kornfeld Law may be able to help. Contact our attorneys for a free initial King County Personal Injury Consultation. Visit the personal injury FAQ center for more information.