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Spring Brings More Emphasis Patrols in Omak

Mar 31, 2014

With funding provided by Okanogan County Community Coalition's underage drinking prevention program, Omak Police have been conducting emphasis patrols throughout the school year and they will be increasing those patrols this week for spring break as well as upcoming  prom and graduation celebrations.  

According to, Stacey Okland, the Underage Drinking Program Coordinator for Okanogan County Community Coalition, Omak Police and Okanogan County Community Coalition want young people to enjoy spring break, prom, and graduation, but we want them to make healthy positive choices not choices that can lead to assaults, drinking and driving, or alcohol poisoning.

A juvenile caught in possession or under the influence of alcohol faces fines, time in juvenile detention, and loss of their drivers’ license. Those found to be providing alcohol to someone “under 21” face $5000 in fines and up to a year in jail.  If you suspect someone is providing alcohol to minors or that someone is hosting an underage drinking party please call 911.

Since underage drinking can change the course of a young person’s life quickly, emphasis patrols by Omak PD will continue. 

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