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Emphasis Patrol Catches DUI Offenders

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Law enforcement agencies through out Yakima County teamed up over the weekend to crack down on DUI offenders.

They had emphasis patrols on Highway-97 between Wapato and Toppenish. 17 DUI arrests were made, and six of those were credited to officers on the emphasis patrol.

The "X-52" patrols are sponsored by the Washington State Patrol. Their goal is to significantly reduce the number of traffic-related deaths and injuries by the year 2030.