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City officers to be on lookout Friday during saturation patrol
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McMinnville Police Department has announced a saturation patrol to take place this Friday, April 18, in conjunction with Tennessee Highway Patrol’s seatbelt checkpoint on US70S.
“Our department works with THP and Warren County Sheriff’s Department,” said police Lt. Mark Mara. “If one of those agencies wants to do something special to try and reduce accidents or try to get impaired drivers off the roadway, then we are going to do our part as well.”
McMinnville Police Department will have extra officers on duty specifically looking for impaired drivers by patrolling the streets and conducting traffic stops. Also, they will be lending a helping hand with the seatbelt checkpoint.
During the saturation patrol, officers will be paying special attention to motorists who do not adhere to the state’s Move Over Law, which requires motorists to move over into the adjacent lane of traffic, when safe to do so, or alternatively to slow down for emergency vehicles.
Operation “Be A Survivor: Get A Designated Driver” receives funding from the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office.