Monday, June 25, 2012
Intense DUI Crackdown Begins
Law enforcement agencies throughout Pierce County will be out in full force this week and the coming summer weekends looking for drunk drivers. This week kicks off what officers are calling an 'intense' two-week statewide campaign to keep impaired drivers off the road. Before officers take to the streets, they'll take part in a special ceremony to honor Bruce Cromoga. Cromoga was hit by a drunk driver on his way home from a fishing trip two years ago. According to officials with the Target Zero DUI Task Force, deadly and serious injury crashes caused by drunk drivers have gone down by more than 40 percent since 2010. "In spite of all the good news, we'll never get to our goal of zero traffic deaths and injuries by 2030 unless everyone steps up their game," said John Cheesman, chief of the Fircrest Police Department and chairman of the Tacoma Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force, in a written statement. As part of the Home Safe Bar program, officers will visit area bars and hand out special cards customers can scan with their smart phones to call a taxi. Members of the military will also be given taxi chips to help get home safely. If you or a loved one is faced with a DUI charge in Western Washington, you deserve the assistance of a reputable and qualified Seattle DUI attorney who will relentlessly defend your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI lawyer who has an intimate understanding of Washington DUI laws and the legal issues that could win your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI attorney who is not afraid to stand up against the prosecution and aggressively fight for your rights and interests. SQ Attorneys is the right Western Washington DUI law firm for the job. Call for a free initial consultation – (206) 441.0900 (Seattle); (425) 998-8384 (Eastside) – it will be the best decision you make all day.