Extra officers will be on the watch for impaired drivers on local roads this Halloween.
“Halloween is fast approaching and police will be working to make sure everyone’s holiday is a safe one,” said Tracy McMillan, Snohomish County’s DUI and Target Zero Task Force manager.
“Surround the Sound” patrols have been conducted on Halloween for more than 10 years. Halloween can be a particularly dangerous night due to the high number of impaired drivers. In 2008, 58 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or higher.