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State troopers to begin patrolling in Chattanooga

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -  Chattanoogans will soon see more Tennessee Highway Patrol cars in the city.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is making plans to partner with the Chattanooga Police Department to patrol traffic within the city limits and target the city streets where the most accidents happen, THP Col. Tracy Trott said Monday.

The move is new for the highway patrol, which typically focuses on rural areas.

"We're really getting hurt by Chattanooga and fatalities inside the city," Trott said. "We don't usually work inside the city, but we've met with the new chief, and we're hoping to do more joint operations to hopefully stem the fatality rate within the city."

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