LaGrange Police Give Coupons, Not Tickets for Some Violations

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No more tickets for drivers caught with broken equipment on their cars or trucks in one Georgia city.

That's because the LaGrange Police Department is taking a different approach.

Instead of giving first-time violators a fine for defective equipment, officers will give them a coupon with a way to fix their problem.

The city's police chief saw another department's success when its officers passed out similar coupons -- so he decided to try it in LaGrange.

Police said the program will be in place for at least two years.

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