The 17th annual statewide "Night of 1,000 Stars" emphasis patrol will hit highways in Kitsap on Friday night, according to the Kitsap County Traffic Safety Task Force.

Members of law enforcement in Kitsap, including the Washington State Patrol, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office and cities' police departments, will bolster patrols looking for impaired drivers.

The 1,000 stars signify the number of police badges that will be out looking for residents who are driving while intoxicated.

More than 200 drivers statewide were arrested last year during the emphasis, including 14 from Kitsap County.