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24 Drivers Cited for Seat Belt Violations

KSAL Staff - November 30, 2017 12:26 pm

Salina Police have released statistics from a special city wide DUI / Seat Belt enforcement patrol over the Thanksgiving holiday week.

According to Police Sergeant Brent Rupert, 18 officers made 107 traffic stops and handed out 24 tickets for speeding, made one DUI arrest and issued 24 citations for adults who were not buckled up, one driver was also cited for not having a child properly restrained.

Police say 66 tickets were also issued for a variety of traffic violations while officers made two arrests for drivers who were caught behind the wheel with suspended licenses.

The 70 hours of overtime is paid for by a special grant from KDOT and the 2017 Special Traffic Enforcement Program.

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Tim Drake

November 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm


Doug Clemens

December 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm

So 18 officers were doing this while thugs we’re committing crime all over town and in the county? Once again they are proud of seat belt violations plus giving speeding tickets which they get paid to do every day when they are on duty. During this waste of time how many drug busts did they make? How many people did they catch that committed robberies? It’s time for new leadership in the police department and while at it in the city managers office. As a resident of Salina I find it deplorable that extra funds are paid out to the police who should be doing these things every day. Why does more money need to be paid to catch seatbelt violators who cannot hurt nobody but themselves. Fire up Salina and let’s get some changes made.

City of Salina