Results Of Selective Traffic Enforcement Operations Conducted In The Troop B Area During The Month Of July

Results Of Selective Traffic Enforcement Operations Conducted In The Troop B Area During The Month Of July

Captain John W. Elliott, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the results of Selective Traffic Enforcement Operations conducted in the Troop B area during the month of July 2007.  The goal of these additional traffic enforcement operations is to detect hazardous moving violations and other traffic violations that contribute to traffic crashes.
On July 3, 2007, four troopers focused their attention on U.S. Highway 63, throughout Troop B.  During the eight-hour operation, officers made 23 arrests and issued 44 warnings.  Of those arrests, 17 individuals were cited for speeding, five were cited for seat belt violations, and one was cited for an insurance violation.
On July 7, 2007, four troopers focused their attention on U.S. Highway 61, throughout Troop B.  During the eight-hour operation, officers made 29 arrests and issued 39 warnings.  Of those arrests, 16 individuals were cited for speeding, five were cited for seat belt violations, two were cited for non-moving violations, one was cited for a drivers license violation, one was cited for an insurance violation, two arrests were made for drug violations, and two misdemeanor warrant arrests were made.
On July 14, 2007, four troopers focused their attention in Macon and Shelby counties.  During the eight-hour operation, officers made 11 arrests and issued 45 warnings.  Of those arrests, two individuals were arrested for driving while intoxicated, two individuals were cited for speeding, four were cited for seat belt violations, one was cited for following too close, one cited for an insurance violation, and one individual was arrested for a misdemeanor criminal offense.
On July 21, 2007, four troopers focused their attention on U.S. Highway 24, throughout Troop B.  During the four-hour operation, officers made 30 arrests and issued 47 warnings.  Of those arrests, 16 individuals were cited for speeding, eight were cited for seat belt violations, three were cited for non-moving violations, two were cited for drivers license violations, and one was cited for an insurance violation.
“Without a doubt, selective enforcement operations such as these help in keeping our highways safe,” stated Captain Elliott.  “We would like to urge motorists to drive safely and always wear their seat belts.”