The Washington State Patrol is putting extra troopers on the roads this holiday weekend to look for drivers who aren't sober.
Extra troopers will patrol Pierce and Thurston counties highways and look for impaired drivers through the weekend. More troopers will on the roads every Friday and Saturday through Jan. 2.
In King County, a team of eight troopers and one sergeant will conduct special patrols until Jan. 6, the State Patrol said. The extra patrols began Nov. 18. The team will work day and night shifts and look for drunken or aggressive drivers and drivers not wearing seat belts.
“The only things you should consume to excess are turkey, stuffing and maybe a little pumpkin pie,” State Patrol Chief John Batiste said in a news release.
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The State Patrol urges anyone who plans to drink to have a designated driver.
People who see impaired drivers, dangerous speeding or aggressive maneuvers are asked to call 911. Be prepared to give the dispatcher your location and the plate number and a description of the suspect vehicle.
Stacey Mulick, The News Tribune