Whatcom County DUI patrols nab 60 suspected drunken drivers


Sixty people were arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence during county-wide emphasis patrols earlier this summer, according to the Whatcom County Traffic Safety Task Force.

The patrols ran from June 21 through July 7, during which time Washington State Patrol troopers, police officers from local cities and Whatcom County Sheriff's deputies focused on catching impaired drivers.

A grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission helped pay for any officers on overtime for the patrols.

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