50 citations, more than 100 warnings issued in Wicomico Co. traffic enforcement effort

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WICOMICO CO., Md. – Maryland State Police say a recent community traffic enforcement effort in Wicomico County was a success.

We’re told during the month of May, the Salisbury Barrack conducted traffic enforcement in two high traffic areas of the county that have gained an increased frequency of complaints. Troopers conducted “High Visibility Enforcement” at various times of the day from May 1st through June 1st, on the South Side of Friendship Road in Pittsville and West Church Street in Hebron. Police say the focus of this enforcement was to bring awareness of state laws being violated, educate the public of said violations, and reduce the possibility of further collisions that may result in fatalities.

During this time period in the Hebron area, troopers were able to arrest one DUI driver, arrest one for CDS not marijuana possession, and serve one arrest warrant. They stopped a total of 38 vehicles, issuing 18 citations, 30 warnings, and one state repair order. We’re told violations were issued for exceeding the posted speed limit, failure to obey traffic control devices, driving suspended, displaying expired registration tabs, and not using a hands-free device.

In Pittsville, troopers were able to serve one arrest warrant and stop a total of 101 vehicles. 32 citations were issued, along with 85 warnings, and one repair order. Troopers say these violations included speeding, with the highest noted at 79 and 72 in a 40mph zone, 10 hands-free violations, and 12 seat belt violations.

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