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DUI patrols scheduled in Tacoma on Saturday

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Sep. 28, 2012 at 8:34 am |
September 28, 2012 8:34 am

More than 30 law enforcement officers will patrol Tacoma bars Saturday in hopes of reducing the number of drunken driving incidents.

Pierce County’s Target Zero team will focus on establishments in North Tacoma and 6th Avenue starting at 9 p.m.

Those arrested on suspicion of DUI will be brought to a 36-foot motor home to be tested for alcohol and placed in a holding cell.

In conjunction with the team, family members who have lost a loved one in a drunken driving crash will visit bars with Liquor Control Board officials and other law enforcement officers to raise awareness among bartenders and servers about over-serving patrons.

The Target Zero team has arrested more than 2,5000 impaired drivers since July 2010, saved 21 lives and reduced DUI fatalities by 30 percent, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force.

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