Washington County Sheriff’s Office announces DWI crackdown

Washington County Sheriff’s Office officials announced that they’ll be participating in a statewide crackdown on drunk and drugged driving from March 9-18.

Extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints will be established around town during the ten-day period, and patrolmen will focus especially on underage DWI, according to a news release. State law prohibits anyone under 21 from driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .02 and above.

“The message is especially important at this time of year, when many more young people are on the road for spring breaks and end-of-school activities such as proms and graduations. Decreasing the number of impaired drivers and making the roads safer is a continuing goal of the Sheriff’s Office” the release stated.