YAKIMA, Wa - Washington State Patrol says DUI arrests almost doubled this weekend across the state.
There were 274-arrests statewide. They normally average 158 a weekend.
They say that an increase was expected because St. Patrick's Day was yesterday.
In Yakima, 5 people were arrested for drunk driving. Two were arrested in Sunnyside.
WSP says warm weather also was a factor in the spike in arrests.