PARTIERS BEWARE: Police increasing DUI Patrols this weekend

Be careful Halloween weekend partiers, the King County Sheriff’s Office – along with 16 other local law enforcement agencies – will be participating in a DUI emphasis this weekend in King County.

Over 50 extra officers will be patrolling cities and unincorporated areas in King County looking for drunk drivers.

Agencies participating include:

  • King County Sheriff’s Office
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Washington State Liquor Control Board
  • Bellevue
  • Black Diamond
  • Burien
  • Covington
  • Federal Way
  • Kent
  • Maple Valley
  • Muckleshoot
  • Port of Seattle
  • Redmond
  • SeaTac
  • Seattle
  • Shoreline

The Washington State Patrol Mobile Impaired Driving Unit (MIDU) will be operating to support law enforcement with DUI processing. MIDU officer staff process impaired drivers in a faster manner to allow patrol officers to return to the road.

King County law enforcement reminds everyone to choose a safe ride to help keep our roads safe this Halloween weekend.

Funds for the emphasis have been provided by the King County Council and Washington Traffic Safety Commission Target Zero program.

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