Super Bowl Sunday no excuse to drink and drive

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Local law enforcement, including the Mountlake Terrace Police Department, will be out in force this Super Bowl Sunday, proactively looking for impaired drivers.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and city police departments will task their officers on the DUI Target Zero Teams with the job of keeping streets safe for driving.

“Nobody says you can’t enjoy the Super Bowl with friends and family,” said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. “Just don’t drink and drive.”

During the past nine years, 12 people have been killed on Super Bowl Sunday throughout the state. This does not include numerous collisions related to drinking and driving.

“We haven’t had a traffic fatality in Snohomish County on Super Bowl Sunday since 2004,” said Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Task Force Manager Tracy McMillan. “We want this life-saving trend to continue.

Party hosts should remember that they could be held civilly liable if someone leaves their home impaired and is involved in a traffic crash.

“We are very committed to the efforts of the DUI & Target Zero Task Force,” said Mountlake Terrace Police Department Public Information Office Joie Worthen.

Please make sure:

  1. To have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available;
  2. No minors have access to alcohol;
  3. Folks are using designated drivers;
  4. Taxis are called for those who need them, and
  5. Plan ahead!

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