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DUI Crackdown hits the road

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Expect to see more law enforcement officers on the road this weekend.

Then again, maybe you won't see them.

The Washington State Patrol says many troopers will be driving unmarked cars as the statewide crackdown on drunken driving gets underway.

Lieutenant Mike Saunders says the campaign will hopefully break tradition of August being the deadliest month for drunk driving crashes.

"The kids are out of school, so people are still out traveling around," Saunders says. "The different activities being offered out there in the communities tend to get people going, and of course the warm weather contributes. With warm weather, people tend to consume more alcohol."

If you are traveling and spot a driver you suspect may be drunk, Saunders says don't hesitate to call 911. Signs a driver may be impaired include speeding or driving unusually slow, following too closely, and abrupt lane changes.

The Drive Hammered Get Nailed patrols start Friday night and continue through Labor Day weekend.