Thursday, October 11, 2012

SNOHOMISH COUNTY- Prosecutors Honored for DUI Program

Local law enforcement agencies have been focusing on the problem of drinking and driving. Frequently, we see reports in the news of vehicle crashes that severely injures or kills innocent people due to a driver drinking and driving.

Snohomish County prosecutors as well and Snohomish County law enforcement agencies have joined "Target Zero" which is a statewide effort, including the Washington State Patrol, that has a goal of  reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030. Target Zero attempts to achieve this goal by reducing the three main factors that contribute to traffic fatalities:

  1. Impaired driving
  2. Speeding
  3. Failure to wear seat belts
(For more information about Target Zero go to 

Prosecutors have been lauded for their more coordinated approached to prosecuting DUI charges in the court system.

As a result of added patrols and the improved effort by the prosecutors, the annual death toll from drunken- and drug-impaired driving has been reduced from 26 to 16 between 2009 and 2011. 

The Herald:

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