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Sept. 7, 2011ATCHISON COUNTY, MO |  By: Holley

20 Mile Trooper

Holiday travelers may have noticed a larger than usual number of Missouri Highway Patrol officers on the roads over the Labor Day holiday.

Troop H in northwest Missouri increased patrols on Interstate 35 and the state highways during their 20-mile trooper operations. Patrol spokesman, sergeant Sheldon Lyon says trooper issued 171 tickets and 230 warnings. Lyons says troopers were also on hand to assist holiday travelers.

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Sergeant Lyons add Troop H reported 7 crashes with 6 injuries. One person was killed in a traffic accident. He adds troopers arrested 9 people for driving while intoxicated including 3 drug arrests.