Friday, March 23, 2012

ITD and ISP troopers partnered to stop impaired driving March10-18th

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 03/23/2012 4:00 pm.
Contact: Lt. Kevin Haight

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 March 10 - 18, 2012, in support of Idaho's Office of Highway Safety "Toward Zero Deaths" goal.

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

Total Contacts - 568
DUI Arrests - 8
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Citations - 40
Felony Arrests - 1
Suspended Driver Licenses - 12
Uninsured Motorists - 60
Speeding Citations - 167
Reckless Driving Citations - 1
Drug Arrests - 7
Other Various Contacts - 92

"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.