Halloween DUI patrols to keep trick-or-treaters safe

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.

  1. Be sure to make right turns on red lights so the city can continue to rack up more revenue from the cameras – forget the drunks there is a lot more money on fleecing the law abiding drivers!

  2. You need to make a FULL STOP at a red light before making a free right hand turn. You’d be surprised at the number of “law-abiding citizens” who think this law doesn’t apply to them and just barrel right on through, making a right hand turn without even looking. Come to think of it, these same” law-abiding” citizens also just breeze on through stop signs at lightly travelled intersections because they just know hardly anyone ever comes through there.

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