Va. police crackdown nets 7,000 tickets
Plans for police crackdowns often are announced with great fanfare. On Monday, Virginia State Police followed up by revealing the results: More than 7,000 tickets issued over the weekend on Interstates 95 and 81.
Called “Operation Air, Land and Speed,” the intensified effort netted 3,536 speeders, 717 reckless drivers and 20 drunk drivers. There also were 310 people cited for driving without a seatbelt and 35 drug or felony arrests.
There were more speeders on I-81 than I-95 (2,061 compared with 1,475) and more reckless drivers on I-95 (505 in contrast to 212). The enforcement targeted all 177 miles of I-95 and all 325 miles of I-81 in Virginia.
— Ashley Halsey III
Washington Post Editors
March 8, 2010; 4:22 PM ET
Categories: Crime Statistics , Virginia
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