Officials say the number of motorists booked for impaired driving during the July 4 holiday decreased in 2015.
More than 200 motorists were arrested for impaired driving over the Independence Day weekend, according to the Washington State Patrol.
From July 1 to July 5, troopers booked about 211 people statewide on suspicion of drug or alcohol intoxication, a department release states. Troopers booked 234 people on similar charges during the same period last year, the department said.
The decrease comes amid a recent overall increase in the number of fatal accidents in which narcotics were a factor.
In 2014, the Patrol recorded 178 fatal collisions involving drug-positive drivers. That number rose to 203 in 2015, according to the Patrol.
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