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Victoria 'Click It or Ticket' violations decrease

June 8, 2012 at 1:08 a.m.


The Victoria County Sheriff's Office participated in the "Click It or Ticket" enforcement mobilization from May 21 to Sunday.

The Victoria County Sheriff's Office received a grant from the Department of Transportation, which allowed 168 hours of extra law enforcement for the program, Sheriff T. Michael O'Connor said in the news release.

Deputies gave citations for the following offenses:

Safety belt: 172

Child safety seat: 12

Driving While Intoxicated arrests: 4

Speeding: 39

Hazardous material violations: 4

Stolen vehicles: 1

Fugitive arrests: 4

Uninsured motorists: 12

Other citations: 52

Other arrests: 19

These figures show about a 5 percent increase in compliance.

O'Connor said he is pleased to see a majority of Victoria County drivers are safety-conscious. He reminded drivers that the Victoria County Sheriff's Office has zero tolerance for offenders.

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