Snohomish County law enforcement will be patrolling roadways on a state-funded overtime grant through July 5 as more travelers hit the roadways for vacations and holidays.
Local law enforcement has a zero-tolerance policy for impaired and unsafe drivers and will be working together in multi-jurisdictional and highly visible patrol areas shown to have a high collision rate.
“Drivers can avoid unnecessary collisions and fatalities this summer and during holidays if they take extra precautions,” said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. “Driving under the influence is never an option and only results in tragedy.”
Snohomish County officials are urging drivers to be safe and sober and to plan ahead when attending summertime activities such as barbecues, parties, reunions, concerts, sports, special events and any other event that might include alcohol.
“We have not had an alcohol or drug-related traffic death during the Fourth of July holiday period since 1997,” said Tracy McMillan, Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force manager. “Let’s continue this trend by being smart before we get behind the wheel of a vehicle.”
For more information Snohomish County’s emphasis patrols, contact McMillan at 425-388-7229.