Officials to Increase Patrolling in Washington State Ferries
Washington State Ferries officials have requested the passenger not to drink and drive on the last day of this year and the first day of the coming New Year is owing to their own safety.
Washington State Ferry’s Justin Fujioka said that every year there were incidents of an intoxicated person on the board or driving under the influence of alcohol. The cases were at the highest on the eve of New Year and the early morning of New Year. There were even cases of intoxicated persons creating trouble on board.
Justin Fujioka said that in the last three years they had faced a drunken driver at the Fauntleroy, an assault of a worker by the passenger on board at Puyallup and a visibly intoxicated woman stripping herself on the board from Seattle to Bainbridge.
The officials said that the presence of troopers would be increased in both the eve of New Year and the morning of New Year. And troopers will be deployed throughout the Washington State.
Usually, the Washington Troopers are always on the dock with sniffing dogs in search of explosives, but on these two days, there will be troopers on every ferry. The chances of disturbances and harming someone on board will be decreased with the high presence of authority.
The officials also hoped that this New Year would see less criminal incidents. The activities of people under influence ruin the trip of everyone on the ship. So, people should be more self-cautious and should act more civil not to disturb anyone.