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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Begins Friday in Washington

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NBCRightNow.com - Law enforcement throughout Washington State will have extra eyes on the road for the next couple weeks.

The annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign starts Friday and lasts through September 2nd.

The State Patrol says DUI is the leading cause of death on Washington roadways, accounting for nearly half the driving related fatalities last year.

Sgt. Dave DaVere said, "If you drink, don't drive, have a designated driver. You know, there's no law against partying or drinking sensibly, but if you do drink, don't get behind the wheel. Have a designated driver get you home safely. That's the key, that's the mission, everyone gets home safe.

Of course it's not just alcohol officers will be looking for.

More and more of them are now trained to recognize drivers under the influence of marijuana and other prescription drugs.

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