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Saturation Patrol Makes Some Sioux Falls Drivers Happy

July 12, 2014, 10:16 PM by Leland Steva

Saturation Patrol Makes Some Sioux Falls Drivers Happy
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The Sioux Falls Police Department sent 16 extra officers out on the street last night as part of a Saturation Patrol.

As the city of Sioux Falls continues to grow, some drivers say so does the increase in drivers not following the rules of the road.

"I've lived in several different places and Sioux Falls traffic is not the same as when I grew up around here," Driver Gerald Smit said.

The Sioux Falls Police Department is trying to help curb those problems. On Friday night, they designated officers that normally wouldn't be working to watch the road.

"They don't have to break off of what they're doing to go handle calls for service or something else going on. Their specific goal is to go out there and to handle the traffic enforcement or special project enforcement," LT. Troy Lubbers said.

Officers last night were looking for people driving impaired, speeders, and seat belt use. Gerald Smit says he is happy to see the extra help, and he hopes the extra cop cars will help drivers remember to slow down and be safe.

"I think if people are aware of it before they happen it makes you think before you go out and drive so just the awareness that you could get caught or more likely to get caught on a normal night would be good," Smit said.

Lieutenant Troy Lubbers says big events like Hot Harley Nights are a reason why the police department might schedule a Saturation Patrol. He says there are plans for others in the future, and drivers hope the police look out for certain things on the road.

"I see a lot of people not stopping at yellow lights when they're like really about to turn red and cutting other people off. That kind of happens a lot," Lucy Castro said.

"Improper left turns, turning left after the light turns red especially and rolling through stop signs. I see it all over," Smit said.

No matter the rule be broken, the Sioux Falls Police plan on finding ways to keep the roads as safe as possible.

The Saturation Patrol ran from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. While the numbers aren't official, the Sioux Falls Police said there were a "fair amount" of arrests made.

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