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Law Enforcement Agencies Team Up for D.U.I Emphasis

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TRI-CITIES, Wash-- You may see extra patrols out on the road and that's because it's graduation weekend and police want to keep the roads safe by having extra officers out looking for drunk drivers.

Different law enforcement agencies have teamed up to save lives. The Benton and Franklin Traffic Safety Task Force received almost $27,470 from the state's campaign to focus on DUI's.

"It seems that there's always somebody from a graduation class that dies as a result of alcohol involved collisions. We as troopers try really hard to reduce those fatality collisions," said Trooper Brian Bond, Washington State Patrol.

 Police say drinking and driving can be deadly and can hurt your ability to get jobs. It also costs thousands of dollars in attorney and court fees.