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Summer DUI emphasis patrol nets 154

Spokane County law enforcement agencies caught 154 DUI suspects in 17 days during an emphasis patrol this summer.

From June 21 to July 7, extra officers looked for impaired drivers to enhance safety for other drivers, according to a news release from the Spokane County Target Zero Task Force. This year’s DUI total is about a 50 percent increase over last year’s summer emphasis patrol.

Participating agencies included the Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and police in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Airway Heights, Eastern Washington University and Liberty Lake.

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