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DUI emphasis scheduled in South King County on Saturday

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on March 7, 2013 at 9:09 am |
March 7, 2013 9:17 am

Servers at South King County bars will get visited by law enforcement officers this weekend if a drunken driver is arrested after leaving their establishment.

A DUI emphasis is planned Saturday in conjunction with the Home Safe Bar program, which aims to raise awareness and help reduce the number of drunken drivers.

Within an hour of a drunken driving arrest, a Washington State Liquor Control Board agent will visit the bar the driver was last at to talk to employees about calling intoxicated patrons a cab and advise them how to avoid being sued if a drunken patron causes an accident with serious injury or death.

Participating in the emphasis patrol and Home Safe Bar program are officers from Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Seatac, Burien and Renton, as well as the State Patrol.

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