Hundreds of tickets written during recent seat belt emphasis patrols

State Patrols troopers just wrapped up a two-week “Click It or Ticket” campaign in the area to look for drivers not wearing seat belts. They handed out 301 tickets in Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom counties between May 21 and June 2. “With a $124 reminder for 301 people, we hope they choose or think…

Lynnwood man killed in head-on crash

A 64-year-old man from Lynnwood was one of two people killed in a collision on Highway 9 in Arlington last night. It happened about 9 p.m. just north of the Stillaguamish River Bridge. A Chevy Cobalt driven by a 31-year-old man crossed the center lane and crashed head-on into James Arneson’s Cadillac. Medics rushed him…

Fewer DUI arrests on Super Bowl Sunday

The State Patrol says there were fewer arrests this Super Bowl Sunday compared to last year. In the district that covers Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties, there were a total of seven arrests – four of them in Snohomish County. Last year there were ten countywide. “The roads were very quiet,” Trooper Keith Leary…

Ride along on a DUI emphasis patrol

Every holiday weekend we report on DUI emphasis patrols whose sole purpose is to remove impaired drivers from the road. Last weekend we got to see them in action. State Patrol Trooper Jeff Leonard is a member of the Target Zero team. The task force is made up of state, county and city police officers…

DUI emphasis patrols catch dozens of impaired drivers

Snohomish County deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers made 53 arrests during DUI emphasis patrols in Snohomish County last weekend. It was part of the “Night of 1000 Stars” holiday patrol, with each star representing a badge worn by an officer around the state. Many of the impaired drivers were repeat offenders, and some had…

Everett man killed in collision on SR 525 ramp

The State Patrol says prescription drugs may be a factor in a fatal collision Thursday night just north of Lynnwood. At about 5:10 p.m., a 40-year-old man from Everett lost control of his pick-up truck on the ramp from southbound SR 99 to southbound SR 525. “The vehicle made a sharp turn to the right,…

Suspicious package found in front of business complex

Police responded early Monday morning to a report of a suspicious package in front of Northview Corporate Center near 207th and 44th. The call came in shortly after 5 a.m. Officers evacuated the building and cordoned off the area as they waited for the State Patrol bomb squad to arrive. After examining the package, no…

Serious crash blocks southbound I-5 for hours

UPDATE: All lanes opened just before midnight. *** A serious collision is blocking southbound I-5 at 164th in north Lynnwood. The State Patrol got the first call at 6:22 p.m. Troopers say a Honda somehow lost control and ended up under the rear wheels of a semi trailer. The car was dragged about 600 feet….

DUI suspected in crash that injured state trooper on I-5 in Lynnwood

A state trooper is expected to be released from Harborview today after his patrol car was hit on I-5 late Monday night. Just before 11 p.m., Trooper Chris Caiola was parked on the right shoulder of southbound I-5 near 196th after he had finished with a violator. His cruiser was suddenly struck from behind by…

State Patrol: woman chasing ducks causes crash on I-5

The State Patrol says a well intentioned woman caused a crash that tangled traffic on I-5 around 7:15 last night. Troopers say the woman saw some ducks and ducklings on the side of southbound I-5 near 44th. She parked on the right shoulder, began chasing the ducks and tried to get cars to stop while…

Serious collision shuts down Highway 99

A serious collision on Highway 99 just north of 156th Street SW injured two people about 9 a.m. today. The State Patrol says a Community Transit bus was going southbound when a car turned left in front it. The car collided with the bus and two people in the car were ejected. “Both sustained life-threatening…

New billboard aims to curb drunk driving

Highway 99 in the Lynnwood area has been identified as a problem area for drunk driving. A new campaign hopes to change that. A billboard has gone up on Highway 99 near the Mukilteo Speedway to warn people who might choose to drive while impaired. It’s one of six the Target Zero teams installed in…

Lynnwood men among newest group of state troopers

Two men from Lynnwood are part of the newest group of state troopers. Todd Israel and Edgar Peña-Sanchez were sworn in Wednesday in Olympia after graduating from the 98th Trooper Basic Training Class. “The 45 cadets graduating today endured a rigorous application process, extensive background investigation, and received the best training, unmatched anywhere else in…

Husky football player arrested near Martha Lake

[mappress mapid=”45″] A University of Washington football player was arrested early this morning near Martha Lake after allegedly running from police. Johri Fogerson was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on charges of resisting arrest and marijuana possession. It happened after the State Patrol stopped a car for a burned out headlight on 164th St….