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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
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  • Capt. James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B in Macon, has announced the Memorial Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop B area.
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  • Capt. James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B in Macon, has announced the Memorial Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop B area.
    During the holiday weekend troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), and as an added enforcement effort also conducted a “20-Mile Trooper Operation” on U.S. 36, 61, and 63 on May 24 and May 27.
    During the Memorial Day weekend traffic crash counting period, which began at 6 p.m., May 24, and ended at 11:59 p.m., May 27, Troop B officers investigated seven traffic crashes resulting in no injuries or fatalities. Preliminary enforcement totals show officers issued 468 summonses for exceeding the posted speed limit, 105 summonses for seat belt violations, issued 676 warnings, made five arrests for driving while intoxicated, and assisted 249 motorists.
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