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Using squad cars and the Swift County Courthouse as a backdrop, representatives of area law enforcement agencies pose for a photo Wednesday as they kick off the mobilization of Safe and Sober and seat belt enforcement patrols. The additional patrols will begin May 24 and run through June 6. Tribune photo by Gretchen Schlosser

In time for upcoming holiday, graduation season, area law officers beginning seat belt, impaired driving campaigns


BENSON -- Area law enforcement agencies are joining a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign and conducting Safe and Sober impaired driving patrols just in time for the Memorial Day holiday and high school graduation season.

According to Willmar Police Officer Marilee Dorn, the patrols begin May 24.

Officers from Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Benson, Swift County, Chippewa County and the State Patrol attended an event Wednesday in Benson as a prelude to the campaign.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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