Between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1, extra law enforcement officers will be on the roads in Grays Harbor and other counties looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Many of these officers have special training to identify when a driver is under the influence of drugs as well as alcohol.
The Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, Montesano and Ocean Shores police departments, the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol will participate in this campaign with the support of the Grays Harbor County Traffic Safety Task Force.
During 2013 in Grays Harbor County, 449 people were charged with DUI.
Drivers are encouraged to find alternative transportation or ride with a sober designated driver.