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With 10 fatalities, local roads get extra attention
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With 10 people being killed on Warren County roads the first half of the year, local law enforcement officers flooded some of the more dangerous roads over the weekend as part of the Click It or Ticket campaign.
“There have been 10 people killed and four fatal crashes this year in Warren County and that is 10 too many,” said Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Billy Prater, whose department conducted saturated patrols with city and county officers Friday. “We want people to wear their seatbelt, slow down, and pay attention to their driving.”
The accelerated patrols were conducted on Old Smithville Road, Yager Road and Short Mountain Road due to their high crash rates. The saturated patrol came a week after city officers conducted a saturated patrol in McMinnville during the extended Memorial Day holiday.
Sgt. Prater revealed officers issued 26 citations and six warnings as part of the saturated patrols.
“We will continue our effort the remainder of the year to do our part in preventing fatal traffic crashes,” Prater concluded.