An increase in the number of inmates prompted the Spokane County Jail to begin limiting new bookings on Tuesday.
As of noon Tuesday, 665 people were housed at the jail. Booking restrictions are put in place once the population climbs above 650.
Bookings will be generally limited to major crimes, probation and U.S. Marshal holds or misdemeanor offenses with mandatory arrests like domestic violence incidents.
Drunken driving arrests also will be booked, along with warrants preventing release on own recognizance.
"No other misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor charges will be booked without a supervisor from the arresting agency contacting the Jail Shift Sergeant to request an exception," according to a news release by Sgt. Dave Reagan.