Friday, March 12, 2010

Idaho State Police DUI Mobilization Patrols Begin This Week

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 03/03/2010 9:20 p.m.
Contact: Sgt. Dave Peterson (208) 521-6282


The first night of the DUI mobilization resulted in 5 DUI arrests, 3 Drug related arrests, 1 DUI drug arrest and the seizure of $15000.00 cash. For further information contact Sgt. D. Peterson (after 1 pm in the afternoon)


Beginning this week, the Idaho State Police will be increasing their DUI patrols through the 22nd of March. Grant money from the Office of Highway Safety allows ISP officers to work days off to take part in a nationwide effort to reduce impaired drivers and reduce the collisions caused by them. The increased DUI patrols will be worked in strategic areas and on evenings likely to encounter impaired drivers. These mobilization patrols are strict and follow the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) drunk driving slogan, "Drunk Driving: Over the Limit. Under Arrest." Idaho has a per se law of .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) by breath or blood. Troopers working these shifts will be utilizing mobile breath testing equipment that allows for a faster return of the driver's BAC.