County sheriffs conduct traffic-enforcement patrols

RUTLAND/ADDISON COUNTIES — Police from the Vergennes and Brandon police departments and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department joined with other law enforcement agencies in a cross border/ joint agency traffic enforcement effort on Friday, Feb. 15, between 4 and 9 p.m.
Police focused their enforcement efforts on Routes 4, 7 and 22A, with the goal to encourage safe driving by focusing on enforcement of speed limits and laws regarding portable electronic devices/ distracted driving, as well as proactive criminal enforcement and drunken driving enforcement.
In addition to Vermont and New York state police, other agencies involved included the Rutland and Washington county sheriff’s departments, Castleton and Fair Haven police departments, and the Poultney constable.
While on patrol, law enforcement officers initiated:
195 traffic stops, 2 DUI arrests, 1 consent search, 2 drug arrests, 96 speed violations, 3 driving with suspended licenses, 3 portable-electronic-device violations, 1 failure-to-move-over violation and 4 other violations.

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