Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
http://www.wsp.wa.gov

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: May 14, 2015
Contact: Trooper Darren Wright
Phone: (509) 679-6228
E-mail: Darren.Wright@wsp.wa.gov
Twitter: @wspd6pio


Memorial Day Weekend Will Bring Extra Patrols

Grant County -- The Washington State Patrol (WSP) welcomes visitors and locals alike to the start of Summer in Grant County. Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally the summer kickoff. The WSP would like to remind everyone to have fun, but to consume alcohol responsibly and use a designated sober driver or public transportation.

Our goal this year is to prevent serious injury or fatal collisions from occurring during the long weekend. We will continue to be proactive in our efforts to prevent these tragic collisions from occurring during this weekend and throughout the summer, and stress the importance of having a designated sober driver and drinking responsibly. WSP in conjunction with other allied agencies in the Central Basin Traffic Safety Task Force will be out during Memorial Day weekend along with the Mobile Impaired Driving Unit (MIDU).

The MIDU is a self contained 36 foot motor home that travels across the state in support of all law enforcement efforts during Driving Under the Influence emphasis's. The MIDU is equipped with three breath test instruments and two holding cells to effectively and efficiently process impaired drivers in a faster manner which subsequently gets the patrol officer back on the road in minutes.

We recommend the following:

Drive Sober or get pulled over!

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