DUI patrols in Snohomish County Saturday

The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be conducting DUI emphasis patrols on Saturday, July 2 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Representatives from 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 the 4th of July holiday weekend.

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 at www.SnoCoTargetZero.org and  www.targetzero.com

  1. This is a good thing for the task force to do……is this advance notice to tip off the drinkers and drug users the Task Force will be out in “force” ? I recently spoke with a Liquor Board Enforcement Officer and apparently there are some drinking establishments in Edmonds that have received a number of complaints. I have witnessed myself three restaurant establishments in downtown Edmonds overserving individual patrons. I learned that if there is no visible sign of impairment, slurred speech, unstable walking they will continue to allow patrons to liquor up. In two patrons I did notice visible impairment. Even if a person walked to the establishment, the venue still has a responsibility not to overserve. I wish the old Edmonds would return. More establishments (new and old) have either added in liquor service when they previously didn’t have it or new establishments opening with a heavy bar presence. What are we striving for in Edmonds? Why don’t we have more business venues opening that have nothing to do with drinking? Is there no creative ability on that end. Perhaps the Chamber of Commerce needs to bring in new visionaries. Let’s not forget they approved last years venue with the bands and the beer at Frances Anderson Center field. It was hugely disappointing the venue wasn’t something children could partake in. What happened to the old carnival days? How about a fun venue that takes over the waterfront park and parking lot that has fun activities for all. Tired of the focus on alcohol in this town.

  2. I suspect the advance notice is an attempt to have a preventive pro-active approach. Maybe someone will think twice before drinking or drugging and then driving. If that makes the police job a little easier and/or prevents even one bad accident, it is well worth giving the advance notice.

  3. Read, learn, contribute to MEN. This advance notice for readers of MEN is just another good reporting job!

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