The Washington State Patrol Target Zero program’s goals will be in full force and effect come Super Bowl Sunday. If your Super Bowl game plan involves alcohol, plan ahead for a safe ride home. Law enforcement agencies across Kent and King County will deploy additional officers this Super Bowl weekend to keep impaired drivers off the roadways. As of this past Friday, officers and troopers from King County’s Target Zero Teams have been stepping up DUI enforcement and patrols.
In addition to the extra enforcement on the roads, the King County Target Zero Task Force has been attempting to educate the “12th Man” on impaired driving prevention in bars and restaurants. Washington State Liquor Control Board agents are distributing “Click to Ride” cards, which can be scanned with a smartphone to connect directly to taxi cab companies for a safe ride home.
In light of things, if you are attending a party or watching at a sports bar or restaurant, you are well advised to: (1) designate a sober driver before the party begins and leave your car keys at home; or (2) ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you find yourself in a bind as a result of a DUI this weekend, contact a Seattle DUI attorney immediately. A DUI attorney is not going to judge you, and we all understand that people make mistakes. Hiring a Seattle DUI attorney to help can – at a minimum – reduce those penalties, and can help direct people on how to best deal with their DUI charge. So it should go without saying that someone cited for DUI should hire a qualified Seattle DUI attorney as soon as possible. Driving Under the Influence charges can cause havoc on a person’s personal and professional life. Anyone charged with DUI in Washington State should immediately seek the assistance of a seasoned Seattle DUI lawyer.