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Saturated patrols lead to one DUI arrest over Christmas
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The saturated patrol over the Christmas holiday resulted in one DUI arrest and eight coupons for ice cream being distributed to children who were properly restrained.“I was happy with the outcome,” said McMinnville Police Department Lt. Mark Mara of the patrol. “We did make one arrest for driving under the influence, but overall it was a good patrol.”The department stopped 33 vehicles during the saturation patrol. During those stops, the department handed out 23 citations and issued 10 warnings.Mara says the department would prefer to offer a saturation patrol in the community and find no violations.“We would rather have a saturation patrol and make no arrests and hand out no citations because that means people are obeying the law,” Mara said.