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Yakima Drivers Volunteer For Drug And Alcohol Use Survey

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YAKIMA, WA-  Yakima County is one of six around the state that are taking part in a roadside survey to see how many of us are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Researchers surveyed 926 people in last year's survey.

Workers from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation were back in Yakima today. They use surveys to keep track of driver alcohol and drug use patterns, setting up shop in a parking lot and conducting anonymous blood, saliva and breath tests. People who volunteered got $60. $10 for the breath and saliva tests and $50 for the blood test.  They also answered questions about marijuana use.  The volunteers could drop out at any time. We caught up with Camille Becker, the program manager, and she was happy with the turnout today.

"We had a great number of participants. People coming in, seeing the signs and participating in the survey and so, the researchers, that have come here from out of state, have reported to me that is was very smooth."

The researchers will put the results from Yakima together with the other five counties and release them as statewide results later.

Camille told us that she's very excited at the fact that Yakima had the opportunity to do these tests again because the results can be very important.
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