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Offenders nabbed in extra patrols
Law enforcement patrols were on Kitsap County roads between May 20 and June 2 looking for unbuckled drivers and passengers and motorists using their cell phones or other electronic devices.
During these patrols, 59 seat belt infractions were written, in addition to 16 cell phone/texting or usage of other electronic device tickets. Last year, in Kitsap County, during this same time period, officers on extra patrols wrote 96 seat belt infractions and 10 cell phone violations.
In addition, one DUI and two felony drug arrests were made. Seventy three speeding violations, two child passenger safety infractions as well as 23 uninsured motorists and nine suspended/revoked license violations were issued.
Statewide, during the patrols, law enforcement officers wrote 2,321 seat belt violations and 1,448 cell phone/ texting tickets. Last year, 3,171 seat belt violations and 1,059 cell phone violations were written.
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