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Mother Lode Law enforcement gearing up for the Labor Day holiday weekend…putting every available officer on the street and aircraft above in the sky.

The California Highway Patrol says this end of summer weekend is one of the nation´s deadliest holidays. CHP and police officers here in the Mother Lode and in the valley will be closely watching for DUI drivers and motorists not wearing seatbelts..

CHP Sonora commander Lt. Mike Ayala says about half the the people killed in Tuolumne County so far this year were not wearing their safety belts.