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      SAFER STREETS: Fewer drunk driving crashes on local roads

      TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Action News discovered your chances of being hit by a drunk driver are way down.

      This year, state troopers have arrested 125 drunk drivers in the Tri-Cities and Yakima areas.

      That's nearly double the arrests from a year ago.

      Troopers beefed up drunk driving patrols after an increase of crashes.

      Since then, the number of DUI wrecks have dropped 60%.

      Not surprisingly, more arrests happen late at night.

      More than 80% of all cases happen after 10 pm.
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