Extra DUI patrols planned in King County this weekend

A DUI emphasis is planned in King County this weekend, with an additional 50 law enforcement officers on the lookout for drunken drivers heading out head out to celebrate Halloween.

Participating agencies include the Sheriff’s Department, the Washington State Patrol and police from Federal Way, Kent, Covington, Maple Valley, Muckleshoot, Black Diamond, Bellevue, SeaTac, Redmond, Seattle, the Port of Seattle and Shoreline.

Specific times and locations for the patrols were not provided

A mobile impaired driving unit will be used to help process suspected DUI drivers, which enables officers to more quickly return to patrol.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653