Added DUI patrols will hit the streets this weekend in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties looking for drivers who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little too much.
St. Patrick’s Day is officially on Sunday, but the added patrols will be in effect tomorrow through Sunday.
Employees from the state Liquor Control Board also will visit bars and taverns to educate employees about the extra DUI patrols and responsible service. Officers will hand out “Click 2 Ride” cards with information about taxi services that bars can share with patrons.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the added DUI patrols include police from Arlington, Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Burien, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Duvall, Edmonds, Enumclaw, Everett, Federal Way, Fife, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Granite Falls, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Marysville, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Milton, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Newcastle, North Bend, the Port of Seattle, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma, Tukwila, Tulalip Tribal, University Place, and Woodinville.
Also participating are the Snohomish and Pierce county sheriff’s offices, Liquor Control Board and the State Patrol.