Thursday, January 6, 2011

ITD and ISP partner to stop impaired driving

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897
For further information, contact Capt. Robert Storm at (208) 324-6000 or (208) 736-3070

For Immediate Release: 01/06/11 4:40 pm
Contact: Lt. Haight

ITD, ISP troopers partnered to stop impaired driving
December 17 - January 3
The Idaho Transportation Department partnered with the Idaho State Police and other law enforcement agencies across Idaho to make highways safer by funding high visibility impaired driving enforcement patrols December 17 - January 3.

During this campaign, Region 4 Idaho State Police troopers focused on enforcement of impaired driving and seatbelt violations. Here is a summary of the results:

Total Contacts: 1167
DUI Arrests: 15
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Citations: 64
Felony Arrests: 3
Stolen Vehicle Located: 1
Fugitives Apprehended: 2
Suspended Driver Licenses: 22
Uninsured Motorists: 97
Speeding Citations: 361
Reckless Driving Citations: 4
Drug Arrests: 16
Underage Alcohol Arrests: 10
Other Various Contacts: 104

"Your best and only defense against drunk drivers is to always wear a seat belt and remain attentive to your surroundings and other drivers," Lt. Haight said.

Those occupants wearing a seatbelt increase their chance of survival greatly; says Lt. Haight.