JPD tells sTEP results

Jefferson police officers stayed busy during a special Traffic Enforcement Project (sTEP) Dec. 13-Jan. 1. During the two-week period, officers wrote 58 citations and issued 293 warnings.

Six drivers were arrested for operating while intoxicated, two were arrested on other felony charges, and one was arrested on a narcotics charge. Officers recovered a stolen vehicle and pursued a speeding driver into Boone County.

Officers issued 14 citations for speeding, six for registration violations, and five each for driving with a suspended or revoked license or for not having proof of insurance. They also issued two tickets for stop sign/ light violations, two for driving without a license, and one for an equipment violation. Eight tickets were written for “other” violations.

Seventy-five drivers were stopped and warned for speeding (including the publisher of GreeneCountyNewsOnline). Other warnings were as follows: equipment, 64; registration, 46; no proof of insurance, 41; other traffic violations, 23; not using seat belts, 17; stop sign/ light violations, 12; dark windows, nine; driving without a license, two; and texting, use of electronic device (teen) and driving while suspended or revoked, one each.

The next special Traffic Enforcement Project will be March 13-17.

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