Don’t get caught celebrating 4/20 while driving

King County Sheriff’s Office Precinct 3 will conduct an impaired driver emphasis tomorrow.

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday, Precinct 3 (in Southeast King County) will be conducting an impaired driver emphasis patrol on Friday, April 20 — in honor of “420 day,” a release stated.

The hope is to minimize violators on the “marijuana holiday.”

The release stated the patrol is being implemented because statistics show fatalities related to marijuana-impaired drivers on April 20 is equal to or greater than Super Bowl Sundays, which historically holds the worst statistics for each year.

Additional statistics have shown that while impaired driving attributed to alcohol alone has gone down, impaired driving by drugs and drug/alcohol combinations have gone up significantly, the release added.

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