Washington State Patrol special enforcement Nov. 19 results in speeding, DUI infractions

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) last weekend conducted a High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) emphasis to reduce serious injury and fatality collisions, as well as intercept crime.

The criminal offense citations and arrests as part of the Saturday, Nov. 19 patrol on Interstate 5 in Snohomish County included DUI with a preliminary breath test result of .086, a felony drug arrest with 33 fentanyl pills, felony eluding and a minor in possession of a firearm.

Saturday’s efforts focused in and around the area of Interstate 5 from milepost 181 to 188 between Lynnwood and Everett, which WSP data shows has historically seen high volumes of serious injury and fatality collisions. The HiVE patrol was in conjunction with efforts across the state.

Future HiVE patrols are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 26, Saturday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 31.

The results from the Nov. 19 HiVE are as follows:

  • Speed stops w/infractions: 59
  • Speed stops w/warnings: 10
  • Aggressive driving w/infractions: 52
  • Aggressive driving w/warnings: 0
  • Distracted driving contacts: 1
  • Seatbelt violations: 1
  • Negligent driving 2nd degree: 1
  • Criminal offense citations/arrests: 4
  • Recovered stolen vehicles: 2
  • Collision: 11 (4 were hit and runs)


  1. We moved to Stanwood from Oregon…we travel.on I 5 from 212 to Northgate 173 frequently..to catch the lightrail.

    We are stunned by the number of single drivers in the HOV lane..we also frequently see cars weaving in and among the traffic doing 90 miles per hour or more..how someone is not killed is amazing

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