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July 23, 2013
Bigger UHP presence on Interstate 80 all this week

From San Francisco to New Jersey, drivers on I-80 will see more cops making more stops this week — including on Tooele County’s 100-mile stretch.

In the nationwide, multi-agency push from July 24 to July 31, more highway patrol shifts will be added along the entire length of the interstate. On Tooele County’s portion alone, 31 additional shifts, funded by a national highway grant, will intensify police presence around the clock, said Lt. Corey Nye of the Utah Highway Patrol.

Although the push coincides with Pioneer Day, Nye said the effort started in Ohio as a way to increase visibility during what is considered to be the highest vacation travel week of the summer.

“That’s when I-80 has its heaviest flow,” he said.

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