WSP ramping up DUI emphasis patrols for Hoopfest weekend

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SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Patrol is ramping up emphasis patrols throughout Hoopfest weekend. 

Troopers from across the state will be in Spokane starting on Friday. They are focused on safe travel to this year’s basketball tournament. 

WSP is working with the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission to provide 25 extra shifts for troopers to conduct emphasis patrols from Friday through Sunday. 

Troopers will be conducting aerial speed enforcement patrols and extra DUI enforcement patrols to remove impaired drivers from the road. 

WSP’s Mobile Impaired Driving Unit will also be in Spokane to assist with DUI processing and booking. 

“Our goal is to have a safe and enjoyable Hoopfest weekend while ensuring motorists drive safely and are not impaired,” said Captain Jeff Otis, District 4 Commander. 

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