Law Enforcement Upping DUI Emphasis Patrols

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It's called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

It's another campaign aimed at putting at stop to driving under the influence.

Starting tomorrow, state patrol and other law enforcement will spend the next few weeks cracking down on impaired driving.

"Summer time is a busy time of the year for impaired drivers," said Sergeant Greg Tri from Washington State Patrol, "We're asking people to make proper decisions."

The campaign will not only help raise awareness against DUI's, but also help compile statistics and information as to how effective enforcement is.

Law enforcement will not only be on the lookout for people driving under the influence of alcohol, but also marijuana.

"You can get a DUI under the influence alcohol and/or drugs," said Sgt. Tri.

In addition to emphasizing DUI patrols, officers will also be on the lookout for standard traffic violations as well, including speeding.

So if you're going to be participating in any recreational substances, be sure to think twice before you get behind that wheel.

Troopers say over-confidence can lead to deadly consequences.

"It seems like one of the main problems is they don't think they're intoxicated, they don't see it," said Sgt. Tri.