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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

DUI crashes prompt happy hour patrol emphasis

On October 28th, 2010 members of the Bellevue Police Department along with officers from the King County Target Zero Taskforce will conduct a DUI emphasis patrol in Bellevue between the hours of 5 PM and 9 PM. The goal is to reduce collisions and make the roads safer for commuters to get home from work or school.

The Washington State Patrol Target Zero Team will join with the Bellevue Police, Redmond Police and Snoqualmie Police Departments in enforcing DUI, Seatbelt, Speeding and Cell phone/Texting violations during the Happy Hour hours on this date. Additionally an officer from the Liquor Control Board will be patrolling establishments in the area. 

This emphasis also coincides with the Surround the Sound DUI patrols for Halloween weekend 2010. The Happy Hour patrol will be made up of foot patrol officers, motorcycle officers and DUI specialists. 
"Our goal is to always provide a safe community. We hope that citizens will be responsible, make good decisions and drive safely." said Chief Pillo.

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450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Officer Seth Tyler
Phone: 425-452-4129
E-mail: bellevuepd@bellevuewa.gov

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