Thursday, July 19, 2012

ITD, ISP troopers partnered to stop impaired driving

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

For Immediate Release: 07/19/12 02:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

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 June 29, 2012 through July 13, 2012.

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 - 821
DUI Arrests - 7
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Citations - 38
Fugitives Apprehended - 1
Suspended Driver Licenses - 8
Uninsured Motorists - 74
Speeding Citations - 335
Reckless Driving Citations - 3
Drug Arrests - 6
Other Various Contacts - 181

"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.