Impaired Driving Enforcement

The Moscow Police Department, in conjunction with law enforcement agencies throughout Idaho and Washington, are increasing patrols directed at reducing the number of impaired drivers this holiday season.

The Moscow Police Department will be participating in patrols directed at the enforcement of the State's impaired driving laws from December 20th to January 3rd. Directed patrols dedicated to decreasing impaired driving often yield violations other than the ones targeted.  

Within Moscow and throughout the Idaho, directed patrols consistently result in:

  • Warrant arrests
  • Drug arrests
  • Child safety seat violations
  • Suspended license citations
  • Uninsured motorist citations

The goal of this project is to support the statewide highway safety goal of reducing motor vehicle related deaths and serious injuries as a result of impaired drivers by increasing law enforcement presence and increasing arrests of those impaired drivers. 

When attending festivities and events where alcohol is served, please plan for a sober driver this holiday season. Be a true friend and intervene responsibly when an impaired family member or colleague attempts to drive. Each one of us can make a difference when it counts and show how much we care by following these simple choices. Join us in celebrating this season with the best gift you can give to another by saving a life.

Buckle up and drive safely.

Date: 12/10/2013
Story Contact: Lt. Paul Kwiatkowski
Phone: 208.883.7067