Black Friday Also Begins DUI Emphasis Patrol

The Washington State Patrol is sponsoring a DUI emphasis this Friday night, “Black Friday,” November 25th in Pierce County. Local law enforcement agencies including city and county officers will be participating along with the help of the WSP Mobile Impaired Driving Unit (MIDU).
This emphasis is dedicated to the memory of Sam Stephens, a 24 year-old youth pastor who was struck head-on and killed by an impaired driver 2 weeks before he was to marry. Mike Stephens, Sam’s father, will be talking to officers during the multiagency briefing describing the devastating impact of losing his son.
After Mr. Stephens finishes addressing the officers, they will set out to work with one simple goal in mind: Remove as many impaired drivers from our roads as possible to help ensure no other family suffers the loss of a loved one.