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Edmonds taking part in DUI emphasis patrols


Last updated 3/18/2021 at 10:32am

Edmonds police will be joining the Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force in conducting DUI emphasis patrols Friday, March 12, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Also taking apart in high visibility patrols throughout the county are the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol, and Marysville and Mountlake Terrace police departments.

The Washington State Patrol Mobile Impaired Driving Unit (MIDU) will be on hand 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, from 2019 to 2020, there was an 8% increase in DUI fatalities and a 55 percent 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, http://www.SnoCoTargetZero.org and http://www.targetzero.com.


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