Tonight: Officers kick off ‘Intense DUI crackdown’

Law enforcement agencies throughout Pierce County will be out in full force this weekend looking for drunk drivers.
Tonight 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 View full post on “drunk” News

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