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Officers to increase presence Labor Day weekend
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Roadblocks and saturated patrols will fill the Labor Day weekend around McMinnville and Warren County.In the city, police Lt. Mark Mara said saturation patrols will be held from Sept. 2-6 within McMinnville city limits.“Highly motivated and trained officers will comprise the team conducting saturation patrols,” Mara said. “Officers will be actively pursuing impaired drivers by patrolling streets and conducting traffic stops.”Mara said the stepped-up patrols make the roads safer.“The saturation patrols are designed to make highways safer and increase public awareness of the hazards of drinking and driving,” Mara said. “By removing intoxicated drivers from the roadways we can decrease the potential for motor vehicle accidents.