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Letters: Liberty Lake citations seem too low

After reading the “police blotter” section of the paper, I couldn’t help notice that under the citation section there was a single citation listed for illegal cellphone use. Really? Only one? When my wife and I are out driving, we see, on an average, two or three expired tab violations, more than a half-dozen cellphone use infractions, and at least three or four studded-tired vehicles still tooling down Sprague Avenue.

Now, I realize this is the Liberty Lake report and not the Spokane County listing, so why don’t we have an accounting of what law enforcement is doing here in the Valley area? Would it take up too much space? Is it a question of lack of resources to collate all the reports?

With the weather and temps getting nicer, it might behoove officers to patrol with their windows down and their ears and eyes open to hear as well as see what we regard as an ever-increasing, blatant disregard of traffic laws. The police motorcyclists should be on the forefront of studded tire violators since they should be able to hear the sound easier than their sedan counterparts.

Jeff Nelson


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