June 26, 2014
Target Zero Manager
Have you seen the mobile message signs or billboards around town with the message – Target Zero DUI Patrols Now? They are part of a campaign to advise motorists that DUI patrols are underway and will continue through July 13th…including special emphasis patrols this weekend during Hoopfest.
The purpose of this weekend’s patrols in downtown Spokane is to take impaired drivers off the roadways and make Hoopfest a safe family event for everyone. The patrols are funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and supported by the Spokane County Target Zero Task Force.
An additional highlight of the Hoopfest patrols will be the WSP’s Mobile Impaired Driving Unit (MIDU). The MIDU is a significant time-saving tool for law enforcement officers that will be processing DUI suspects. The MIDU will be utilized by the WSP Target Zero Team and all local law enforcement agencies on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Target Zero Teams’ project started in Spokane County on July 1, 2013. The TZ team is comprised of Washington State Target Zero troopers and elite local law enforcement officers. Spokane County is the fifth highest county in Washington State for traffic fatalities and serious injuries. “Target Zero” is our state’s strategic highway safety plan to reduce traffic deaths to zero by the year 2030.
For more information, contact Target Zero Manager Karen Wigen at (509) 477-2342 or WSP Trooper Jeff Sevigney at (509) 993-2926. Information is also available at www.sctsc.org.
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