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One Minnesotan’s quick thinking to prevent an out-of-control vehicle from causing a potential crash, and three brave citizens who fought through flames to free an elderly passenger before the vehicle she was in burned to the frame were among those honored today by the Minnesota State Patrol at its annual awards ceremony.
No real surprises were seen in Operation Blaze Orange, the first organized line patrol enforcement project held on deer hunting opener last Friday on USTH 169 as troopers reported stopping at least 187 vehicles.
The Minnesota State Patrol announces that this year’s statewide Maroon Day will be on Wednesday, September 5. All sworn personnel shall set aside all other business and duties to work road patrol on that date.
Officers, deputies and troopers around Minnesota will be working together along with over 10,000 officers nationwide during the now annual Click It or Ticket seat belt and child passenger seat enforcement blitz from May 21-June 3.
Added seat belt patrols will be in effect in Minnesota’s top 10 Greater Minnesota counties with the highest numbers of unbelted deaths and serious injuries, April 2–8. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating the federally funded effort.
Two state troopers who rushed to save a driver having a heart attack and a young girl who called 911 after watching an RV hit a pedestrian are among those recognized by the State Patrol at its annual awards presentation this week.
Recent calls for service and crashes that Minnesota State Troopers responded to proved that despite the passing of the recent blizzards and opened roadways, motorists still need to exercise extra caution.
If Minnesota motorists drive impaired in December, they will likely have themselves a merry little time in jail. Around 400 city and county law enforcement agencies will partner with the Minnesota State Patrol to conduct a statewide DWI enforcement crackdown throughout the month of December.
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