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1,680 ticketed during Click It or Ticket campaign in three counties

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
June 13, 2012 5:18 pm

More than 2,100 drivers were pulled over in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties during the 10th annual Click It or Ticket program, which ran from May 21 to June 3.

During the campaign, 172 law enforcement officers from 31 agencies stopped drivers and passengers who were not wearing their seat belts.

About 1,680 tickets were written, including 840 seat belt violations, 358 cell phone violations and 143 speeding infractions. Officers also arrested 25 people with warrants, nine people for driving under the influence and 72 people who were behind the wheel with suspended or revoked licenses.

The emphasis patrols were paid with funding from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Participating agencies included the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and police from Fircrest, Lakewood, Orting, Sumner, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Auburn and Kent.

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