County-wide DUI emphasis patrols Friday and Saturday nights

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sheriffpolice-mlt-logoThe Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be conducting DUI emphasis patrols Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 from 7 p.m.-3 a.m.

Representatives from Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, Bothell Police, Edmonds Police, Lynnwood Police, Mountlake Terrace Police, Monroe Police and Mill Creek Police will be doing high visibility patrols throughout the county.

This event is part of the annual  “Night of a Thousand Stars” emphasis patrol. Historically, Night of a Thousand Stars has been a nationwide event with the stars represented by officer and deputy badges patrolling the streets.

The Dec. 9 kickoff will include an awards ceremony to honor officers and civilians who have dedicated time and resources to help reach our goal of zero deaths and serious injuries by 2030. The patrol will be live tweeted on the Snohomish County Target Zero Twitter account @SnoCoTargetZero.

Friday’s event is dedicated in honor of Tacoma Police Officer Jake Gutierrez, who was killed last week in the line of duty.

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

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