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Seat Belt Enforcement Effort Led To 9,000 Tickets

LANSING (AP) – Police say a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign that included the Memorial Day holiday resulted in more than 9,000 tickets.

Michigan State Police on Tuesday released detail about the tickets, which included seat belt and child safety seat violations. The total was about 500 less than in a similar period in 2010. The effort also caught about 100 suspected drunken drivers and led to 48 drug arrests.

The “Click It or Ticket” effort began May 23 and ran through June 5. It involved more than 200 local police departments, sheriff offices and Michigan State Police posts in 35 counties.

Police say the goal of the effort was to get people to buckle up.

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