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State Route 27 reopened

Fri., April 3, 2009, 10:50 a.m.

Slick conditions exist in the outlying areas around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene this morning, officials said. But as of 9 a.m., traffic appeared to be moving smoothly and there were no crashes.

State Route 27 from Warner Road to Winslow Road, which is about Tekoa to Oaksdale, has reopened, officials said.

Patrol emphasizes child safety seats

Make sure children are securely fastened today in order to avoid a possible citation.

Spokane police will be out 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. looking for child passenger safety seat violations, said Spokane police Officer Teresa Fuller.

The emphasis began last week. So far, police have issued 16 citations for child passenger safety seat violations, 16 seat belt citations, and about 165 other tickets that include no insurance, driving with a suspended license and speeding, Fuller said.

In addition to enforcing traffic safety laws, officers will also offer education to parents about child safety seats.

DUI emphasis begins Saturday

Starting Saturday morning, Spokane police, Spokane Valley police, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol will join together to look for motorists driving under the influence.

“Although Saturday’s patrol will focus on impaired driving, the officers will also be looking for the speeding drivers and drivers/passengers who are not buckled up,” said WSP Trooper Mark Baker.

The emphasis is part of an ongoing effort funded by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. The last one was in October during which 17 DUI citations were issued, Baker said.

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