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'Crosswalk Blitz' results in citations for variety of violations


September 18, 2019

Alert drivers should have suspected that there might be a test ahead Friday, Sept. 13, on Main Street, as the Sweet Home Police Department conducted a "Crosswalk Blitz." There are clues here.

Sweet Home police stopped 30 drivers during a 3½-hour "Crosswalk Blitz" from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the intersection of 22nd and Main streets.

Officers continued traffic enforcement for 2½ hours following that period, conducting an additional six stops, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Police officers issued a total of 28 citations and 16 warnings, said Sgt. Jason Van Eck. Some drivers were cited for multiple violations.

Police issued 16 citations and eight warnings for crosswalk violations, he said. "It was not just crosswalk violations."

Police issued three cit...

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