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Coeur d’Alene, ID - Starting August 16th, and running thru September 4th, Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and surrounding Law Enforcement agencies are participating in county wide DUI emphasis patrols. The Law Enforcement Officers assigned are to focus their patrols on DUI drivers and other aggressive driving behaviors.
This emphasis notes the final days of the “Summer’s 100 Deadliest Days of Driving” and runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is recognized throughout the State Of Idaho.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that in 2017 there were 10,874 deaths nationwide from drunk driving crashes and 220 of those deaths were children 14 years old and younger. That same year there were 80 people killed in Idaho as a result of drunk driving.
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office recommends that if you are going to be drinking, don’t drive, and to report drunk drivers to local law enforcement.
Sheriff Ben Wolfinger
By: Lt. Ryan Higgins