DUI accidents involving police bound to lead to increased DUI efforts

Every holiday season, Washington State police agencies step up DUI patrols as part of an increased DUI awareness and enforcement program. In most cases, a DUI arrest happens after an officer observes some driving error and pulls the vehicle over. Two recently reported cases are unique in that the police vehicles were struck by vehicles and the accident investigation resulted in DUI arrests for the driver. In both cases, police officers were sent to the hospital as a result of the collisions. It is reported that both the officers involved in the collisions will recover. You can read about the collisions here. These incidents received a lot of publicity and there is no doubt that the police determination to detect and apprehend DUI drivers has been increased by these incidents.