Seattle to Increase DUI Patrols Over Memorial Day Weekend

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced that the Seattle Police Department will increase DUI enforcement patrols over this Memorial Day weekend, in conjunction with the Target Zero DUI emphasis patrols by other law enforcement agencies. The City of Seattle will also conduct education about the risks of impaired driving as part of the Be Super Safe campaign of the Road Safety Action Plan.

More DUI officers will be patrolling the Seattle roads this weekend, with special emphasis near nightlife hotspots and on major roads. The Washington State Patrol will also be out in force on I-5, I-90, and SR 520.

This effort is part of an on-going partnership including law enforcement, the Seattle Department of Transportation, Public Health – Seattle and King County, and many community stakeholders and concerned neighbors, with the long-term goal of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries on Seattle roads by 2030. It is part of the statewide “Target Zero” effort to crack down on impaired drivers, coordinated by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

If you or someone you know have been stopped, questioned, or arrested for driving under the influence, the first call you should make is to a qualified DUI defense attorney. We are available 24/7 on our on-call attorney line at (253) 217-4849