DMA 12 (SEATTLE)

KCPQ Special Targets Felony DUI Suspects

A new special from Tribune-owned Fox affiliate KCPQ Seattle (DMA 12), Washington’s Most Wanted’s “Operation Zero Tolerance,” will focus on the 100 deadliest days on Washington roads.

According to the station, more people lose their lives in alcohol related crashes between Memorial Day and Labor Day than at any other time of the year. “Operation Zero Tolerance” is out to catch drivers wanted on felony DUI warrants and others who already have multiple convictions for DUI and have active warrants again today. The goal is simple: to get dangerous drivers off the street and help prevent new tragedies from happening.

“The fugitives featured on Washington’s Most Wanted’s “Operation Zero Tolerance” haven’t been busted just once or twice for DUI, some of them have been arrested repeatedly over the last ten years,” said KCPQ news anchor David Rose, host of Washington’s Most Wanted. “That puts innocent people in danger every time they get behind the wheel.”

The Washington’s Most Wanted  ”Operation Zero Tolerance” special was produced in partnership with law enforcement and community agencies including the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, the Kitsap County Target Zero Task Force, Federal Way Police, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Lakewood Police Department, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, King County Sheriff’s Office, Seattle Police, the Washington Department of Corrections, Crime Stoppers and AAA Washington.

“Operation Zero Tolerance” will also feature interviews with families impacted by drunk driving and WSP troopers will explain the consequences of refusing to take a Breathalyzer test.

“Operation Zero Tolerance” airs Friday, July 19, at 9:30 p.m. on co-owned MNT affiliate KZJO and 10:30 p.m. on KCPQ, with an encore presentation on Saturday July 20, at 9:30 p.m. on KZJO and 10:30 p.m. on KCPQ.

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