The Mobile Impaired Driving Unit is “a full service police station on wheels.” Submitted photo

The Mobile Impaired Driving Unit is “a full service police station on wheels.” Submitted photo

Mobile Impaired Driving Unit hitting the streets this holiday weekend

The MIDU is a self-contained 36 foot motorhome that has been retrofitted as a mobile DUI processing center and incident command post.

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:00am
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The Impaired Driving Section of the Washington State Patrol is deploying the Mobile Impaired Driving Unit (MIDU) this Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 22 to 25, 2017. This deployment is in support of the DUI emphasis kicking off the holiday season.

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 Washington State Patrol wants to stress having a plan this time of year with all of the holiday parties and celebrations that will be taking place. Additional troopers and other law enforcement agencies will be out on the roads in an effort to keep them as safe as possible.

The MIDU will be available for tours on Friday, November 24 at 10am at the WSP King County Headquarters located at 2803 156th Avenue SE in Bellevue.

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