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Traffic emphasis nets 210 violations


Members of both the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Police Department traffic units conducted an all-day traffic safety emphasis Wednesday that resulted in 210 infractions being issued during 245 traffic stops, said spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan.

The emphasis began with speed zone enforcement at three Spokane Valley elementary schools and then shifted to a pedestrian safety emphasis on Appleway and Mullan roads.

After a lunch break, the teams moved to the area of Country Homes and Wall, Bruce and Argonne and the North Five Mile plateau in north Spokane County. Speed, aggressive driving and pedestrian violations were targeted in those areas.

A dozen deputies and officers participated in the event. Tickets were issued for speed, crosswalk, child restraint, insurance, cell phone, red light, studded tire and improper turn violations. Speeding, crosswalk and child restraint were the numbers 1, 2 and 3 violations noted.

Sheriff’s traffic Sgt. Scott Szoke said that countless child restraint violations were noted by deputies and officers working the elementary school speed zones, and that an emphasis patrol targeting those violations would be initiated in the immediate future.


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