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Expect More Drunk Drivers this Halloween than Year's in the Past.

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - With Halloween happening on a Friday night, police expect to see more action on the road than usual.

A  report from AAA shows motor vehicle fatalities on Halloween increase an average of 30% when October 31st lands on a Friday or Saturday.

From 1997 to 2006, there were 17 vehicle fatalities on Halloween in Washington, and 9 of them happened on a Friday or Saturday night.

It's recommend party goers make plans to get a ride home.  Otherwise drunk drivers could face a $5,000.00 fine if caught.

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