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Troopers make 100 stops

From staff reports

With the help of an airplane, Washington State Patrol troopers made 100 traffic stops along U.S. Highway 195 on Saturday.

WSP troopers are out in force this weekend because of the thousands of people converging in Rosalia for a motorcycle rally at the same time that students are returning to both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, said State Patrol Trooper Jim Hays.

Of the drivers stopped Saturday, 13 were cited for aggressive driving, one for reckless driving and another for driving under the influence, Hays said.

On Friday, 52 vehicles were stopped by troopers after they were seen from the air breaking the law, Hays said.

It will fly again today, probably along U.S. 195.

“We’ve had very busy traffic the whole day,” Hays said Saturday.

“Our big success is we’ve had no big collisions.”

Troopers also are out in force along state Highway 26 and U.S. Highway 395, Hays said.

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