It's no secret that Halloween is one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year. Whether you're planning on taking an Uber or driving yourself this weekend, you must stay safe, and stay smart. Part of that means avoiding a dangerous and costly DUI.
In Snohomish County, you can expect to see heavy DUI checkpoints this Halloween weekend. The County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be on DUI emphasis patrols between Saturday Oct. 27th at 7 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 28th at 3 a.m. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, Lynwood Police Department, and Edmonds Police Department will also be out on high visibility patrol throughout the county.
The Snohomish County DUI & Target Task Force routinely plans enforcement events throughout Snohomish County. Founded in 2016 by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, Target Zero was created to combat a spike in motor vehicle fatalities between 2012 and 2014. Their goal is to reduce traffic-related deaths to zero by the year 2030. Last year, in conjunction with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department, Target Zero arrested 14 DUIs on Oct. 28th, the Saturday before Halloween.
What Should I Do If I Get a DUI?
DUI law is complicated and difficult to navigate on your own. Stay safe this Halloween weekend, and if you do get a DUI, make sure you have a good lawyer on your side who can fight for you.
Have you or a loved one recently been arrested for a DUI? Are you looking for an attorney you can trust? Call me at the Law Office of Mark W. Garka, PLLC at (888) 252-1961 or contact me online here. I've lived in Snohomish County almost my entire life, and I'm experienced in DUI defense cases.