Drunk driving patrols lead to stops, arrests

By Jerzy Shedlock, Columbian staff writer

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Local law enforcement agencies announced Monday the results of heightened DUI enforcement efforts over the Thanksgiving weekend that resulted in several arrests and dozens of citations.

Police contacted 189 people, four of whom were ultimately arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the Vancouver Police Department. A total of 48 drivers received citations, 97 people were let off with warnings and the remaining eight arrests were categorized as “other,” the police department said.

The involved agencies included the Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal police departments, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol.

They worked a total of 77 hours during the grant-funded enforcement.