On Friday Dec. 11, the Washington State Patrol, in cooperation with other police agencies, will continue efforts in combating impaired driving with their participation in the annual Night of 1,000 Stars. This one-night event symbolizes the 1,000 badges shining from officers who will concentrate their efforts on stopping drivers who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
The extra patrols are made available through grants from the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission and will include members of the WSP Target Zero Team, whose goal is to reduce fatal collisions to zero by 2030.
WSP troopers in King County alone arrest, on average, 10-15 DUIs on a Friday night to early Saturday morning. Night of 1,000 Stars participants will work in coordination with other law enforcement personnel who continue to work holiday DUI patrols into 2016.