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Coeur d’Alene, ID- Over the Memorial Weekend Officers from Idaho State Police, Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Post Falls Police Department, Rathdrum Police Department, Spirit Lake Police Department and Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office participated in a county wide DUI emphasis patrol. The Law Enforcement Officers were assigned to focus their patrols on DUI drivers and other aggressive driving behaviors.
During the 3 day event, a total of 337 stops/contacts were made. Out of those stops, 29 drivers were arrested for driving under the Influence of alcohol and 4 were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. In addition to those arrests, 8 drivers were also charged with driving while suspended, 2 people were arrested for possession of felony drugs and 25 for misdemeanor drugs possession. There were also 15 seat belt tickets issued.
This was a very successful weekend for the community as there were no serious injury accidents reported in Kootenai County during the 3 day Memorial Weekend. The local law enforcement agencies would like to let everyone know that these emphasis patrols will be happening throughout the year. We encourage everyone that if you intend to drink please don’t drive.
Sheriff Ben Wolfinger
By: Lt. Ryan Higgins