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Click It or Ticket: Increased seat belt patrols take to Fillmore County May 19-June 1


Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

FILLMORE COUNTY, Minn. – Motorists and passengers are reminded of the importance of buckling up as extra Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols take to the roads statewide for two weeks – May 19-June 1. The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, Chatfield Police Department and Preston Police Department are among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies increasing patrols to encourage motorists to buckle up.

In the last five years on Minnesota roads (2009-2013), there were 1,423 motor vehicle occupant deaths, of which 587 (41.3 percent) were not buckled up. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, data from the past five years also shows:

•More than 40 percent (237 of 587) of unbelted fatalities were between 15- to 29-years-old.

•Nearly 64 percent (190 of 298) of drinking drivers killed were not wearing a seat belt.



•Nearly 44 percent (474 of 1,084) of those killed in greater Minnesota crashes were unbelted compared to 33 percent (113 of 339) in the seven-county metro area

“Every year, teens and young adults represent a large percentage of unbelted traffic deaths, which indicates there is still a major issue with seat belt usage among that age group,” says Sheriff Daryl Jensen. “For whatever reason – be it comfort, restriction or philosophy – some motorists and passengers still refuse to wear their seat belts. We ask them to remember that their minor inconvenience could turn out to be a major life saver.”

Drivers, Passengers,

Including in the Back Seat,

Must Be Belted

In Minnesota, drivers and passengers in all seating positions, including in the back seat, are required to be buckled up or seated in the correct child restraint. Officers will stop and ticket unbelted drivers or passengers. Seat belts must be worn correctly — low and snug across the hips; shoulder straps should never be tucked under an arm or behind the back.

The Importance

of Buckling Up

In rollover crashes, unbelted motorists are usually ejected from the vehicle. In most cases, the vehicle will roll over them. Often, unbelted motorists will crack teeth out on steering wheels or break their nose, and even slam into and injure or kill others in the vehicle.

In a crash, odds are six times greater for injury if a motorist is not buckled up.

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Fillmore County police reports 5.19.14

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Kerrin Anne Duncan, 34, Rochester, Minn.; 3/20/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Bonnie Marie Glenna, 59, Lanesboro, Minn.; 4/18/2014, Speeding - 64/5 ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 5.12.2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department David Shawn Noehl, 36, Elgin, Minn.; 7/28/2013, DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol; Fine of $1,000 (stay $500 until 4/22/2016), Total fees $690, Local confinement for 90 days (serve as weekends - credi ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 5.5.2014

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
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Chatfield Police Department Robert Joseph Bergman, 49, White Bear Lake, Minn.; 3/24/2014, Vehicle Load No Secured Properly - Leaking, Dropping, Blowing on Road; Fees $150. Julie Renee Chara, 33, Hudson, Wis.; 4/6/2014, Speeding - 40/30; Fees $130. ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 4.28.14

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Holly Marie Kester, 37, Chatfield, Minn.; 4/10/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Timothy Jay Anderson, 41, Decorah, Iowa; 3/6/2014, Driver’s License - ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 4.21.2014

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Amber Marie Brogan, 35, Chatfield, Minn.; 6/13/2013, Assault - 5th Degree - Inflict or Attempt Bodily Harm; Fine of $500 (stay $300 until 3/27/2015), Total fees $290, Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one ye ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 4.14.2014

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Amber Marie Brogan, 35, Chatfield, Minn.; 6/13/2013, Assault - 5th Degree - Inflict or Attempt Bodily Harm; Fine of $500 (stay $300 until 3/27/2015), Total fees $290, Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one ye ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 4.7.2014

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
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Chatfield Police Department Steven Duane Erickson, 44, Byron, Minn.; 11/3/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. Holly Marie Oneil Kester, 37, Chatfield, Minn.; 4/9/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fe ..... 
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Marijuana bust takes place in Alco parking lot

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Police Reports

Drug charges are pending against two men after their arrest Tuesday night in the Alco parking lot in Spring Valley. Darrell Luttrell, age 21, of Albert Lea, Minn. and Thomas Sarenpa, age 23, of Blaine Minn. were arrested after Southeastern Minneso ..... 
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