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Law enforcement to canvass 6th Avenue bars to warn of DUI patrols

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm with 7 Comments »
August 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Law enforcement and volunteers will be canvassing bars on Tacoma’s 6th Avenue Saturday to warn people about the ongoing DUI patrols in Pierce County.

Fourteen local agencies are participating in the Drive Hammered, Get Nailed campaign, which lasts through Sept. 3. It focuses on taking drunken drivers off the roads.

On Saturday, 25 law enforcement officers are pairing with members of the community to notify patrons of 6th Avenue bars about the enforcement period and suggest ways to get home safely.

The Tacoma Aloha Cab Company is assisting with five karaoke taxis that will be stationed at popular locations, ready to help drinkers get home.

A mobile impaired driving unit will also be on scene to process those arrested for driving under the influence.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. Pecksbadboy says:

    Why warn them if they are doing something against the law arrest them.

    Marijuana is not enforced, go after the other law breakers.

  2. I’m confused with why it’s just 6th Ave.? Is this a haven for drunkards?

  3. Two silly comments.

    Yes, 6th Ave is a haven for Drunkards. It’s where a large portion of the bars are located in Tacoma.

    They are warning people in an attempt to keep them from driving drunk, as it’s dangerous to them and others.

  4. Homeowner46 says:

    Best choice: Go out with a designated driver who will drink only non-alcoholic beverages throughout the evening. No worries. I like being the DD and enjoy hanging out with friends while I’m sober – I can have beer at home later on.

  5. Should we assume that they aren’t taking names and plate numbers? Yeah, that’s the ticket (no pun intended).

  6. Regfool2 says:

    I don’t drink and I am aware that driving drunk is a bad idea. Are people who drink so stupid that they need Officer Friendly to come and personally tell them not to drive drunk? Sheesh. If drinking alcohol requires this much babysitting at the taxpayer’s expense, perhaps it’s time to make it illegal.

  7. photinia says:

    Aloha cabs are COOOOOL….

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