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Saturation patrol nets 31 drops
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McMinnville Police Department had a busy night Friday during a DUI saturated patrol with officers making 31 stops in a nine-hour period.“It was a very productive night,” said Lt. Mark Mara. “With the regular officers on patrol and officers in the saturation patrol, we had 14 officers on the street at one time.”Among the 31 stops made by the saturated patrol, officers gave one citation each for speeding, reckless driving, no child restraint, revoked/ suspended license and made one DUI arrest, as well as two citations for no insurance, 14 citations for no seat belt and three citations for running red lights.Mara says individuals not wearing seat belts are a common problem that he would like to eliminate. “We would have less accidents involving injuries, if people would wear their seat belts,” he said.