Increased DUI enforcement
Press Release Date:
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Vancouver, Wash. –On April 21, 2017, thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, the Vancouver and Battle Ground Police Departments will have additional officers out enforcing DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road. Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among those conducting these increased DUI patrols.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 28 people in the United States die in an alcohol-related vehicle crash every day, which equates to one person every 53 minutes. Approximately one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash during their lifetime.
If you or someone you care about will be out drinking or consuming other intoxicants, please make sure to select a sober designated driver, or use mass transit, taxis, or a rideshare service to get around town. As a reminder, Uber is offering first time users a special coupon code for $25 toward their first trip. Sign up for the Uber coupon code RIDEHOMEVANC at https://get.uber.com/go/ridehomevanc.
If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.
The Vancouver Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy weekend!