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'Click it or Ticket' Patrol May Mean More DUI Arrests

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

There will be extra law enforcement patrols out in the Seattle streets looking for distracted drivers between May 19 and June 1 as part of the popular “Click it or Ticket” campaign, reports the Ballard News Tribune.

While the name of the campaign may sound as if authorities will only be on the lookout for drivers not wearing their safety belts, the truth is that law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for all distracted drivers including drivers on their cell phones and those that may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The "Click it or Ticket" campaign will run throughout King County. When the campaign was run last year at the same time, the officers on the extra patrols reportedly issued 2,963 seat belt violations, 1,897 cell phone and texting violations, and stopped an unspecified number of drunk drivers.

The extra patrols by local law enforcement and the Washington State Patrol are part of Target Zero—a wider campaign seeking to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington State by 2030.

Contact a King County DUI Attorney

These next few weeks are sure to be a hot time for DUI arrests. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence and believe that you have been wrongly accused of a crime, you should have legal representation. Authorities may have failed to follow the protocols in making the arrest or there may be little evidence proving that you were drunk. To learn more about how an attorney can help you, contact the DUI defense law firm of Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff by calling 1-866-822-1230.

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William Kirk, Partner

Bill Kirk has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics Magazine every year since 2003. He currently serves on the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense and is the President of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice. Bill is one of only two attorneys in this state to pass the National College's Board Certification Exam.

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