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St. Patrick's Day DUI Stats

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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.