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Troopers plan extra patrols for Super Bowl weekend

This weekend the Washington State Patrol will be keeping an extra eye on traffic looking for those who've had a bit too much Super Bowl cheer.

Troopers will focus on those violations known to cause tragedy: speeding, aggressive driving and driving while impaired.

"We don't want to spoil anyone's fun," said WSP Chief John Batiste. "But getting in a collision is not the way to celebrate a major sporting event. Have a designated driver, a taxi, or call a friend."

In Yakima and Benton counties the State Patrol will have full staffing this weekend, plus two additional emphasis troopers in service.

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