The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office recently participated in and completed three traffic safety projects. The grant funded projects allowed for additional deputies to work overtime hours to increase traffic safety and public awareness. The three projects, Operation Pullover (OPO) Blitz #99, SAVE and DUI Task Force, produced significant results.OPO Blitz #99 patrols occurred between August 9th and September 2nd. A total of 100 hours was worked by nine deputies. Two-hundred vehicles were stopped that resulted in 57 citations and 205 warnings being issued. Citations were issued for exceeding the posted speed limit, driving while suspended, no seatbelt and open container. Two arrests were also made for operating while intoxicated.SAVE patrols occurred between August 19th and August 30th. A total of 24 hours was worked by three deputies. Eighty-nine vehicles were stopped that resulted in 32 citations and 54 warnings being issued. Citations were issued for exceeding the posted speed limit, disregarding a traffic control device/stop sign, no seatbelt and driving while suspended.August DUI Task Force patrols were conducted by eight deputies and three La Porte City Police Officers who worked a total of 206 hours. Three-hundred forty-three vehicles were stopped that resulted in 112 citations and 281 warnings being issued. Citations were issued for exceeding the posted speed limit, no seatbelt, child restraint violation, open container violation and driving while suspended. Arrests were made for operating while intoxicated (10), criminal misdemeanors (8), misdemeanor driving while suspended (4) and minor consumption of alcohol (1).
September 18th, 2019|Local News|