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State Patrol reminds drivers to slow down, prevent crashes during COVID-19 pandemic

The Minnesota State Patrol said it's a $415 fine, if you are caught using the controlled access road. Photo: KSTP/Matt Belanger. The Minnesota State Patrol said it's a $415 fine, if you are caught using the controlled access road.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: March 27, 2020 02:30 PM
Created: March 27, 2020 10:59 AM

The Minnesota State Patrol is asking drivers in the state to do their part in making sure hospital beds are available for those dealing with COVID-19.

Troopers have received increased reports of aggressive driving and excessive speeding recently.

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Col. Matt Langer is asking drivers to make better decisions when driving.

"COVID-19 is not a license to speed, drive impaired, or make other poor decisions behind the wheel," he said in a statement.


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