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Law enforcement to target high-risk DUI crash roads on Cinco de Mayo

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on May 3, 2013 at 6:00 am with No Comments »
May 1, 2013 11:34 pm

Local, county and state law enforcement are planning to prevent and intercept drunk drivers throughout Western Washington starting Saturday, in preparation for people taking to the roads after celebrating Cinco de Mayo Sunday.

Officers will target roads that are at high risk for impaired driving crashes, including in Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, and in Snohomish and King counties.

Officers will be able to take arrestees to a State Patrol Mobile Impaired Driving Unit in Kent, in order to quickly get back to patrolling.

A team with the Home Safe Bar program, including the family of a woman who was killed by a drunk driver, will visit Pierce County bars to remind people about state alcohol laws.

Some businesses will also have cards on hand that, when scanned by a smart phone, automatically call a local taxi.

Those establishments will be:

• Azteca Restaurants in Pierce, King and Snohomish Counties

• Mazatlan Restaurants in Pierce, King and Snohomish Counties

• Taqueria el Rinconsito in Pierce and King Counties

• Brouwer’s Café, LTD Bar and Grill (Seattle)

• LTD Bar and Grill (Seattle)• Tapatio (Bellevue)

• La Cocina del Puerco (Bellevue)

• Rio Blanco Family Mexican (Auburn)

• Ixtapa (Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Monroe, Snohomish)

• El Paraiso (Everett, Silver Lake)

• La Palmera (Everett, Mill Creek)

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