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Calcasieu deputies swap traffic tickets for turkeys

Posted: 4:31 PM, Nov 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-25 17:31:47-05
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On Tuesday, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be handing out turkeys instead of traffic tickets.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday November 26, 2019, patrol deputies will be handing out Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets to citizens throughout the parish who commit minor traffic violations. Those violations include not wearing a seat belt or speeding.

The sheriff's office says that 100 turkeys were donated by Caran and Harry Shaheen, the owners of the 5 Star Convenience Stores. This is the third year the Shaheens have donated turkeys.