State police increase patrols

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Vermont motorists may notice more state police cruisers on interstate highways. Lieutenant Bill O’Leary says a number of initiatives have begun in the past several months that have increased his agency’s ability to patrol roads.

The federal government has given the state enough money to pay for 10 troopers to patrol the highways. And state police have reorganized the way they cover the busiest roads so there can be more cruisers on Interstates 89 and 91. O’Leary also says state police will also be using unmarked cruisers.

He says the goal is to slow drivers down, prevent crashes and save lives.

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