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.