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Click It Or Ticket Patrol Nabs 351

Item: Spokane County deputies cite 351 during emphasis patrols/Mike Prager, SR

More Info: Law enforcement in Spokane County wrote 351 citations this spring for people not wearing seat belts during their annual “click it or ticket” emphasis patrols. Results from the night time enforcement from May 21 through June 7 were released today by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Along with the seat belt violations, officers made 10 arrests. They involved three for driving while intoxicated, six for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and one for an unspecified felony.

Question: Do you wish Idaho had a "click it or ticket" law that allowed officers to conduct emphasis patrols and pull motorists over for not buckling up?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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