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Seatbelts, speed and sobriety are focus of holiday campaign

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Vernice Boomgarden is a feisty senior citizen. But she was chastened Tuesday when she met the strong arm of the law.

Boomgarden and dozens of others were unwitting - and unwilling - participants in the state's May Mobilization Program. It's part of a nationwide "Safe and Sober" law enforcement campaign.


Boomgarden, who was quite sober, was snagged speeding into Park Rapids. The campaign's various phases target speeding, seatbelt use and drunk driving.

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