Law enforcement issues over 400 driving citations from Jun. 7-21

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Updated: 7/03/2013 2:25 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- From June 7 through June 21, extra units were on the road enforcing traffic laws such as running red lights, speeding, distracted driving, and failure to yield to pedestrians.

Law enforcement personnel also looked for drivers who talked and texted on their cell phones.

Sheriff's Office patrol staff assigned to this intersection safety and enforcement event initiated over 300 traffic stops. Although a driver may be stopped for one violation, during a patrolman's investigation, several other violations may be observed. It's possible that a driver may be issued citations for numerous violations. The total number of citations for this event was 423.

Of those stopped by the Sheriff’s Office, two drivers were arrested for DUI, four were arrested for felony or drug charges, and four were arrested on fugitive charges.

Other citations issued by the Sheriff's Office included:
• 99 speeding citations
• 38 cell phone/other distracted driving citations
• 21 citations for driver's license related violations
• 26 motor vehicle registration citations
• 29 vehicle equipment citations
• 10 seat belt citations
• 4 child seat citations
• 28 citations for failure to show proof of insurance
• 32 citations for drivers failing to yield the right of way
• 30 citations for running a red light

Additional citations and written warnings totaled 96.

The Sheriff's Office joined the Nevada Highway Patrol, Reno Police Department and Sparks Police Department for this event aimed at increasing intersection safety. The additional units are paid through a grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety "Joining Forces" program.

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