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Record Number of Water Follies DUIs

KENNEWICK, Wash.- Crime at the park is one thing, but state troopers say they at least tied the record for DUI arrests on Water Follies weekend.

Initial reports from the state patrol show at least 40 DUIs, but that number is expected to rise.

Troopers say once again, many people failed to use designated drivers and warn that a safe driver is someone who hasn't been drinking at all, not the person who drank the least.

"We did see quite a few people coming down at the request of people that'd been in the park, that'd been drinking, and the DD's were showing up to pick up some of those people, unfortunately that didn't happen a little more frequently," said Sgt. Roger Wilbur with Washington State Patrol. 

Troopers say no accidents were caused by drunk drivers over the weekend.

Kennewick Police also arrested two people for DUI after the races.

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