Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
The 32nd Annual "Rod Run" in Pacific County Once Again Considered a Success by Law Enforcement for 2015
Long Beach -- This year, local law enforcement including the Pacific County Sheriff's Office, Long Beach Police Department, and Washington State Patrol are pleased to report another successful event. Over the weekend, there were no major traffic incidents or collisions reported – which includes serious injury collisions, fatality collisions and/or hit and run investigations.
Organized by the Beach Barons, the 32nd Annual Rod Run to the End of the World has grown in the number of spectators over the past two decades. Over 700 classic vehicles met at Wilson Field for the two day event, where an estimated 8,000 people viewed the cars and participated in several family friendly events.
Although the Beach Barons have very strict rules regarding alcohol consumption on the grounds of the event, often the alcohol related problems occur after the festivities wrap up for the day and spectators gather along the streets of Long Beach to view the classic cars once again.
Significant results from the two-day event are listed below:
- Officers made approximately 400 traffic stops for traffic violations.
- 6 DUI (Driving under the Influence) arrests were made.
- 250 contacts for speeding, resulting in 74 speeding infractions
- 34 seatbelt restraint violations, resulting in 17 infractions
- Five drivers were arrested for driving while their license was suspended or revoked
- Three drivers were cited for negligent driving
- Two arrests were made for misdemeanor warrants
- One motorcycle was impounded and operated cited for no motorcycle endorsement
- One felony drug arrest was made
- One arrest for disorderly conduct - obstructing vehicular traffic
- 26 aggressive drivers contacted
The combined law enforcement effort was also supported by officers from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, other Pacific County municipalities, and Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties, amongst others.