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Officers issue 17 seatbelt citations
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Click It or Ticket rang true during the last saturated patrol in McMinnville city limits last weekend. Out of 29 vehicles stopped on Friday, May 24, 17 seatbelt citations were written and three warnings were given.“It appears people are not adhering to the law that requires them to wear their seatbelt,” said McMinnville Police Department Lt. Mark Mara. “We are taking that very seriously.”On the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, McMinnville officers joined others from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol to actively seek individuals exhibiting risky behavior that could signal an intoxicated driver.Mara says the department had four officers involved in a coordinated saturated patrol.“For us, that’s almost like having two shifts on the street at the same time,” Mara said.