Drunken drivers, beware.
Extra patrols will hit Pierce County roads starting Friday to target those who get behind the wheel after having a few drinks or smoking too much marijuana.
The emphasis will last through Labor Day weekend.
An average of 149 people die in traffic crashes every summer in Washington, making it the deadliest season on the road, according to the state Traffic Safety Commission.
Last year, impaired drivers were involved in statewide crashes that killed 277 people and seriously injured another 371.
Participating agencies include police from Bonney Lake, DuPont, Fife, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Milton, Puyallup, Ruston, Steilacoom, Sumner Tacoma and University Place, as well as the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and State Patrol.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653