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St. Patrick’s Day DUI Patrols in Snohomish County This Week

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 16, 2022

 

CONTACT: Stacey McShane, Target Zero Manager: 425-407-2697

 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be conducting St. Patrick’s Day DUI emphasis patrols on Thursday, March 17 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.  Representatives from Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Lynnwood Police Department, Everett Police Department and the Mountlake Terrace Police Department will be doing high visibility patrols throughout the county.  


The Washington State Patrol Mobile Impaired Driving Unit (MIDU) will be available to quickly process DUI drivers.  The MIDU is a self-contained 36-foot motorhome that has been retrofitted as a mobile DUI processing center and incident command post. When requested, the MIDU travels across the state in support of law enforcement efforts during DUI emphasis patrols.


In Snohomish County, we have seen a substantial increase in impaired drivers on our roadways. From 2019 to 2020, there was an 8% increase of DUI fatalities and a 55% increase in DUI serious injury crashes.  


Patrols will be looking for drivers impaired by alcohol, legal marijuana or other illegal drugs.  Target Zero is the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission’s plan for zero traffic related deaths and serious injuries by 2030.  More information can be found on our regional website www.SnoCoTargetZero.org and  www.targetzero.com


Patrol updates will be tweeted as available on the Snohomish County Target Zero Twitter account @SnoCoTargetZero

 

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