ABC Newspapers | Law enforcement carries the torch for Special Olympics Minnesota
In Butte County between Friday and Sunday a total of 14 people were arrested for DUI as part of the Avoid the 8 campaign. In the city of Red Bluff no arrests for DUI but there were a couple of tickets given for suspended licenses, one for speeding, and one for not having a license. No numbers were released by the Avoid the 5 campaign in Shasta County. The Paradise Police Department had a DUI checkpoint on Saturday.
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Photo by Eric Hagen In the days leading up to the games and just after the event started, law enforcement carried the Special Olympics torch hundreds of miles through Minnesota. Anoka Countys leg of the run started 10 a.m. June 27 when Sherburne County law enforcement passed the torch to Anoka County at the weigh station along Highway 10 in western Ramsey. The runners proceeded east on Highway 10, east on Main Street, south on Radisson Road, east on 109th Avenue, south on Lexington Avenue, east on Ball Road, south on Lever Street, east on 103rd Lane, south on Sunset Avenue and then went south on Hodgsen Road before passing the torch to Ramsey County law enforcement at the intersection of Hodgsen Road and County Road J in Lino Lakes The route was 24.8 miles and took about five hours to complete, including three scheduled breaks.
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