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WA State Priorities for WSP?

I AM SUBMITTING FATALITY DATA ON DRUG AND DRIVING:  IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION, BY GOVERNOR INSLEE (D) AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL (WSP) HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THEN BEING FORCED, TO WASTE THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATES NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

WA STATE CRIME LAB DATA ON OPIOIDS IS DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU.

WA STATE RATE OF CRIME LAB CASES WITH ANY OPIATE RESULT

OPIOID CASES BY COUNTY

2002 – 2004 State-wide rate 19.8 per 100,000

2011 – 2013 State-wide rate 36.7 per 100,000

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AND,  IN WASHINGTON STATE, DRUG CAUSED DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS INCREASED 31% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

AND, IN 2013 WASHINGTON STATE RANKED 23RD HIGHEST IN DRUG CAUSED DEATHS

Jun 23, 2017 CNN SEATTLE KING COUNTY, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS INCREASED 439% FROM 1999 TO 2014. AS OF 2014, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS HAD MORE THAN TRIPLED IN FIVE YEARS AND QUINTUPLED IN 10 YEARS. THE LARGEST RISE IN LOCAL DRUG-RELATED DEATHS IN 17 YEARS.

WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

WSP CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES?

DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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JUN 6, 2017 Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.

Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

AKRON, OhioDRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016 MOST LIKELY EXCEEDED 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times.

The death count is the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction, now made more deadly by an influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and similar drugs.

In 2016, Summit County, Ohio had 312 drug deaths, according to Gary Guenther, the county medical examiner’s chief investigator —

 A 46 PERCENT INCREASE FROM 2015 AND MORE THAN TRIPLE THE 99 CASES THAT WENT THROUGH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE JUST TWO YEARS BEFORE.

There were so many last year, Mr. Guenther said, that on three separate occasions the county had to request refrigerated trailers to store the bodies because they’d run out of space in the morgue.

NATIONWIDE? WE ESTIMATE DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 25 PERCENT IN 2016.

WA STATE CRIME LAB DATA ON OPIOIDS IS DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU.

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 WA STATE PERCENT OF FATALITIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL 41.86% (on average from 2000 to 2015) Summary: August 29, 2016

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL (WSP) HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THEN BEING FORCED, TO WASTE THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATES NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

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WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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SEVERAL DATA SOURCES ARE MAPPED, THE MAPS COMBINED, WITH THE UPDATED DRUG CAUSED DEATHS, CLEARLY SHOW WHY WASHINGTON STATE PATROL HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES THEN WASTING THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

 Opioid Trends Across Washington State

Apr 20, 2015 adai.uw.edu/pubs/infobriefs/ADAI-IB-2015-01.pdf

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INDEED, FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION, BY GOVERNOR INSLEE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

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NATION WIDE DRUG DEATHS, IN 2013 NEARLY 44,000

NATIONWIDE OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016 OVER 59,000  

COMPARED TO  35,092,  2015 VEHICLE DEATHS,  only a 7.2% increase over 2014.

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Jun 23, 2017

This is America on drugs: A visual guide – CNN.com

www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/health/heroin-opioid-drug-overdose-deaths…/index.html

Jun 23, 2017 – DRUG DEATHS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS HAVE BEEN RISING SO RAPIDLY THAT EXPERTS … IT FOUND THAT DRUGS DEATHS CONTINUE TO RISE RAPIDLY IN MANY STATES.

HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS INCREASED 439% FROM 1999 TO 2014. AS OF 2014, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS HAD MORE THAN TRIPLED IN FIVE YEARS AND QUINTUPLED IN 10 YEARS.

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INDEED, OPIOID USE, MORBIDITY, AND MORTALITY HAVE INCREASED NATIONALLY AND ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE.

FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION BY GOVERNOR INSLEE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

 Heroin deaths spike by 58 percent in Seattle area | The Seattle Times

www.seattletimes.com/seattle…/heroin-deaths-spike-nearly-60-percent-in-seattle-area/

JUN 18, 2015 – There were NEARLY 44,000 DRUG- OVERDOSE DEATHS NATIONWIDE IN 2013, the most recent figures available. Washington state ranked 23rd highest …

Fatal overdoses linked to heroin climbed by 58 percent in the Seattle/King County area last year, THE LARGEST RISE IN LOCAL DRUG-RELATED DEATHS IN 17 YEARS. Methamphetamine-related deaths also rose 59 percent. Fatal overdoses linked to heroin surged by 58 percent in King County last year, fueling the steepest rise in local drug-caused deaths in 17 years.

Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

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CRIME LAB DATA, DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU…

FOR POLICE EVIDENCE TESTING INDICATE AN 85% INCREASE STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

PUBLICLY FUNDED DRUG TREATMENT ADMISSIONS FOR OPIOIDS AS THE PRIMARY DRUG INCREASED 197% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN 38 OF 39 COUNTIES.

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WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

WA STATE, DRUG CAUSED DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS INCREASED 31% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

AND, NATIONWIDE? THEY ESTIMATE DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 25 PERCENT IN 2016.

Opioid Trends Across Washington State

Apr 20, 2015 adai.uw.edu/pubs/infobriefs/ADAI-IB-2015-01.pdf

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WA STATE RATE OF CRIME LAB CASES WITH ANY OPIATE RESULT

OPIOID CASES BY COUNTY

Data notes: Crime LAB DATA FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU: An “opiate case” refers to a unique FLSB case number with at least one result positive for any opiate. Only crime lab submissions from an agency clearly operating within a single county were associated with a county. Those originating from multi-county agencies, such as cross-jurisdiction drug task forces, some Washington State Patrol detachments, or federal law enforcement, are included in the state-wide rate.

OPIOID USE, MORBIDITY, AND MORTALITY HAVE INCREASED NATIONALLY AND ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE. To provide insights into how and where changes are occurring, several data sources are mapped. Crime lab, treatment, and mortality data are presented for 2002–2004 and 2011–2013, to show patterns over time. These maps combine heroin and prescription-type opioids as those abusing these drugs often use them interchangeably, and interventions, treatment and the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, work equally well for both types of opioids.

Crime lab data for police evidence testing indicate an 85% increase statewide, with increases in most counties. Publicly funded drug treatment admissions for opioids as the primary drug increased 197% statewide, with increases in 38 of 39 counties. Drug caused deaths involving opioids increased 31% statewide, with increases in most counties.

The total number of drug caused deaths involving opioids in 2013 was 608, with 6,668 deaths total from 2002–2013. The annual rate of opioid deaths has not changed from 2008 to 2013.

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UPDATED  BY OTHERS Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

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Across these three data sources a similar pattern emerges with prescription-type opioids peaking between 2008–2010, while heroin continued increasing through 2013.

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WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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46,471: Drug Overdoses Killed More Americans Than Car Crashes or …

www.cnsnews.com/…/dea-drug-overdoses-kill-more-americans-car-crashes-or-firearm…

Nov 5, 2015 – (CNSNews.com) – “Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and …

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Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever | Diverse Health …

https://diversehealthservices.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/drug-deaths-in-america-are-ri…

Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year. AKRON, Ohio — Drug …

we estimate overdose deaths increased by more than 25 percent in 2016.

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/05/upshot/opioid-epidemic-drug-overdose-deaths-are-rising-faster-than-ever.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

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The most dangerous states for car accidents | Transportation …

www.nwitimes.com/…/the-most-dangerous-states…accidents/collection_44bc28fd-4a1…

JUN 19, 2017 – Despite recent gains in car safety, 2016 ended up being a deadly year for drivers.

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Summary: August 29, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is releasing 2015 TRAFFIC FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

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On a scale from 1-50, with 50 being the safest, WA State is #45  for safest driving. (on average from 2000 to 2015)

# 45 Washington

Average fatalities  in a  year (per 100,000) 8.53

Total Fatalities  8,789

WA STATE PERCENT OF FATALITIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL 41.86%

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ANOTHER WSP CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITY….. INVESTIGATING ACCIDENTS

THAT CLEARLY SHOWS WHY WASHINGTON STATE PATROL HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES THEN WASTING THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

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35,092.the number of people who died on our nation’s highways in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015.

To be precise, 7.2% more people died in traffic-related accidents in 2015 than in 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

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America leads the world in drug overdose deaths — by a lot – Vox

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/28/…/drug-overdose-deaths-world

AMERICA LEADS THE WORLD IN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS — BY A LOT … Updated by German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com JUN 28, 2017, 8:10am EDT.

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REMEMBER BEAUTIFUL OHIO?

Ohio drug overdose deaths in one county already top last year’s total …

www.foxnews.com/…/2017/…/ohio-drug-overdose-deaths-in-one-county-already-top-la…

Jun 5, 2017 – AS OF JUNE 1, THE COUNTY HAD TALLIED 360 DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS. “AT THIS PACE, WE EXPECT ABOUT 800 OVERDOSE DEATHS BY THE END OF 2017,” Ken …

 STATEWIDE, MORE THAN 4,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM DRUG OVERDOSES LAST YEAR. AND IN 2015, OHIO HAD THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PRESCRIPTION OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS — 1,800 — OF ANY STATE IN THE NATION, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST FIGURES IN AN analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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INDEED, I  REMEMBER BEAUTIFUL OHIO

Connie Francis – Beautiful Ohio (stereo remastered) – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_1ZneQhawI

Apr 25, 2016 – 50+ videos Play all. Play now. Mix – Connie Francis – Beautiful Ohio (stereo remastered)YouTube. Connie Francis – Melody of Love (stereo …

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