Extra DUI police patrols will hit King and Snohomish County roads starting Friday September 1st to target those who get behind the wheel after having a few drinks or smoking too much marijuana.
This DUI emphasis patrol is aimed at encouraging everyone to get a safe ride, especially if alcohol, prescription or over-the-counter medicine, or other drug use might be causing any impairment. They will last throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend.
During the 2015 Labor Day weekend, the WSP made 146 DUI arrests and stopped 4,859 drivers for speeding. During the same time period, troopers responded to 277 collisions.
These extra DUI patrols are part of the Target Zero Task Force which strives to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030. For more information, visit www.targetzero.com.