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DUI arrests on Thanksgiving Day

Scene from a fatal DUI crash in 2010 that killed Decatur High School seniors Derek King and Nicholas Hodgins right before graduation. - Courtesy photo
Scene from a fatal DUI crash in 2010 that killed Decatur High School seniors Derek King and Nicholas Hodgins right before graduation.
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Mirror staff reports:

According to the Washington State Patrol, 22 drivers in King County were arrested on Thanksgiving Day last year for driving under the influence (DUI).

That marked the second highest DUI arrest holiday in King County, second only to New Year’s Day. Of those arrests, there were four non-injury collisions and one minor injury collision, according to the state patrol.

So far in 2012, King County has had 19 traffic fatality collisions, with roughly half of those collisions related to DUI. Every fatality collision incurs $6.2 million in societal costs, according to the state patrol.

The financial cost to a driver with a DUI charge can reach over $20,000, according to the state patrol.

 

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