Law enforcement agencies across the Tri-Cities will have extra patrols out looking for drunken drivers.
The DUI patrols will start Friday and continue through July 7. Every law enforcement agency in the Tri-Cities will participate in the extra patrols.
The patrols are statewide and are enforced locally in connection with the Benton-Franklin Traffic Safety Task Force.
Last summer, four people died in traffic incidents in Benton and Franklin counties, two of which involved drunken drivers, the task force said.
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The extra patrols in 2012 resulted in 74 arrests for DUI and 141 traffic tickets, the task force said.