Archive for Thursday, February 11, 2010

Impaired-driving patrol over weekend nets 5 arrests, 13 tickets in Douglas County

February 11, 2010


Douglas County sheriff’s deputies made five arrests and 18 traffic stops, as part of a four-hour saturation patrol Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Two people were arrested for driving while intoxicated, and three were arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Officers also issued 13 tickets to drivers for violations including no proof of insurance, expired registration, driving without headlights, child and adult restraint violations, failing to stop at a stop sign, turn signal violation, excessive speed, unsafe start of vehicle and possession of alcohol by a minor.

The saturation patrol, conducted between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday, was part of the state’s Impaired Driving Deterrence Program. A grant pays the overtime expenses for the four officers who participated in the patrol.


ralphralph 8 years ago

Next week: A saturation patrol will be kicking-in random doors to see if tags have been removed from couch cushions.

Martha Oldham 8 years ago

What is an unsafe start of vehicle?

1234 8 years ago

I believe unsafe start is when you start your car to let it warm up, but im not sure, either way its dumb thing to get a ticket for.

somedude20 8 years ago

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Shane Garrett 8 years ago

Between those hours how many tickets, traffic stops, are normally written?

ralphralph 8 years ago

Grant funding as the basis for law enforcement decisions. Always a great idea.

shawn1040 8 years ago

chestylion (Anonymous) says… What is an unsafe start of vehicle?

8-1547. Starting parked vehicle. No person shall start a vehicle which is stopped, standing or parked unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety.

nobody1793 8 years ago

"What is an unsafe start of vehicle?"

When the mafia connects a bomb to your ignition.

Mangino_saurus 8 years ago

That's great, I incourage more checks. Too many "Morningstars" on the streets. I don't understand how one could get behine the wheel after drinking - be responsible!

Steve Jacob 8 years ago

I am just happy someone finally got a ticket in this town for not using a turn signal.

twofrogs5846 7 years, 10 months ago

now they should graduate to pulling over all the people who run the light at 23rd and iowa. i was honked at the other day for not blowing a red light can you believe that?

somedude20 8 years ago

don't say the word genitals as it is bad will have your remarks censored...............genitals

howie1 8 years ago

Unsafe Start is basically what they call in Illinois, UnLawful Squealing of tires/unsafe traction

beawolf 8 years ago

How stupid can people be. Wasn't this announced in advance?

They usually will not stop you for a turn signal violation, but during the saturation patrol when they are looking for drunk drivers, you can bet they will stop you for any reasonable cause (like unsafe start).

djswildride 8 years ago

Nothing like justifying that grant money or their jobs. Wonder if that pays overtime to hassle honest people?

Monica Miller 8 years ago

shawn1040 says: "8-1547. Starting parked vehicle. No person shall start a vehicle which is stopped, standing or parked unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety. "

Wait, so unsafe start. . . .dude got a ticket for warming his car up?? Seriously?

howie1 8 years ago

If you obey the law, why would you care where the officers were

beawolf 8 years ago


You nailed it. I certainly do not feel harassed. In fact it's nice to know they are nailing some of those drunk drivers.

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