According to the report, the patrols will target motorists between the hours of 5 and 9pm.
Dubbed the “Happy Hour” patrol, it is designed to reduce car accidents fueled by alcohol. In addition to Bellevue Police, a Liquor Control Board officer will be visiting restaurants and bars in the area.
In an emphasis patrol, police stop motorists for lesser offenses including seatbelt non-compliance, cell phone usage, speeding and aggressive driving behaviors including unsafe lane changes, tailgating, failing to signal a lane change, and failing to yield the right of way. Studies have shown that by targeting lesser offenses, they can often stop drunken drivers before a motor vehicle accident occurs.
In Washington State, the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) standard for intoxication is 0.08 percent. State vehicle code RCW 9A.20.021, 46.61.502(5) & 46.61.504(5). Define the penalties for DUI offense.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in car accidents caused by drunken drivers and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.
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