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Washington starts DWI patrol campaign Wednesday

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KENNEWICK, Wash., -- Drivers will see more law enforcement on the roads this holiday weekend.

The 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign starts Wednesday.

Local police and state troopers will increase the number of vehicles specifically looking for intoxicated drivers.

The campaign will continue through the end of the year.

"Don't do it," said Lieutenant Mike Saunders of the Washington State Patrol.  "If you're going to drink, have somebody else drive, stay where you're at or get a taxi.  Do whatever you've got to do but don't get behind the wheel; that's a bad decision.

According to the Washington Traffic and Safety Commission, a DWI fine can cost up to $5,000, which includes an ignition interlock device in the driver's vehicles for up to 14 months.

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