Authorities participate in traffic enforcement project

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department issued several citations and warnings in the final weeks of December as part of a statewide traffic enforcement effort.

The effort began Dec. 13 and concluded Jan. 1. According to a release from the department, a particular emphasis was placed on stop sign and speed violations “as these are the most common causes of fatality accident.”

Citations and warnings issued were:

OWI: Eight citations

Open container: One citation

Public intox: Two citations

Seat belt violations: Four citations, one warning

Speed violations: 55 citations, 84 warnings

Stop sign/light violations: 19 citations, 17 warnings

Driving without license: Two citations

Driving while suspended or revoked: Six citations

Registration violations: Nine citations, 33 warnings

No proof of insurance: 10 citations, 30 warnings

Dark windows: Nine warnings

Equipment violations: 27 warnings

Other traffic violations: 19 citations, 18 warnings.

Authorities also reported making three felony arrests and three narcotic arrests during the project.