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DUI Patrols in Snohomish County on Thursday

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  5/4/22

 

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

 

Snohomish County, Wash. - The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be conducting DUI emphasis patrols on Thursday, May 5 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.  Representatives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol,  Lynnwood Police Department and the Mountlake Terrace Police Department will be doing high visibility patrols throughout the county. This emphasis coincides with Cinco de Mayo celebrations occurring throughout the county. 


In Snohomish County, we have seen an increase in impaired drivers on our roadways.  From 2019 to 2020 we saw an 8 percent increase in DUI fatalities and a 55 percent increase in DUI serious-injury crashes.  We want all celebrants to have fun and choose a safe and completely sober ride home. 


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 Snohomish County Target Zero’s 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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