Extra highway patrols to kick off this weekend

Washington State Patrol troopers in King County will be out in force this weekend to look for impaired drivers. The patrols coincide with the home openers for the University of Washington football team today and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

In addition to the extra troopers, King County’s Target Zero Team and the State Patrol’s mobile impaired driving unit will be working.

Troopers arrested 20 suspected drunken drivers in King County on the day of last year’s Seahawks opener.