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Saturated patrols stop 26 motorists
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McMinnville officers on saturated patrols stopped 26 motorists over the New Year’s holiday and charged one with drunk driving during a time which saw no serious accidents inside the city limits.“It’s not about the numbers,” said McMinnville Police Lt. Mark Mara regarding the saturated patrols around the city. “It’s about making the streets safer and I think we did that.”The saturated patrols involved 11 officers dedicated entirely to looking for drunk drivers. The officers logged a combined 50 overtime hours during the course of the holiday.“The odds are against you if you get behind the wheel after drinking during a time there’s a saturated patrol,” Mara said.