Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: November 23, 2016
Contact: Trooper Rick Johnson
Phone: (425) 766-0812
Twitter: @wspd2pio

Mobile Impaired Driving Unit Will Be Deployed Friday

King County -- The Impaired Driving Section of the Washington State Patrol (WSP) is deploying the Mobile Impaired Driving Unit (MIDU) this Friday, November 25, 2016. This deployment is to support the Black Friday DUI Emphasis.

The MIDU is a self-contained 36 foot motorhome that has been retrofitted as a mobile DUI processing center and incident command post. The MIDU is equipped with three breath testing instruments, two temporary holding cells, three computer work stations, an incident command computer terminal, a dispatcher console with wireless access to WSP dispatch centers and a microwave downlink tower for real time broadcasts from WSP aircraft. This is a full service police station on wheels.

The MIDU will be available for tours on Friday, November 25 at 10am at the WSP King County Headquarters located at 2803 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007.

The brother of a Seatte Police Officer who was killed by an impaired driver will also be available for interviews.

Please contact Trooper Rick Johnson at(425)766-0812 or email if interested in a tour.