SANATOGA PA – Aggressive driver police patrols through the U.S. Route 422 corridor over two days late last month resulted in 31 citations being issued by Lower Pottsgrove police on a variety of charges, Chief Michael Foltz reported Tuesday (Sept. 8, 2015) during the township Board of Commissioners’ meeting.
The patrols, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to target speeders, highway aggressors and driving under the influence, were conducted Aug. 24 and 25 (Monday and Tuesday). Officers ticketed drivers for speeding, failure to obey traffic control devices, inspection violations, seatbelt violations, and failure to move over for police or emergency workers on the highway.
Additional patrols were conducted, Foltz said, on several township highways but particularly focused on Rupert Road (where eight citations were issued), and Bliem Road (five citations).
Beyond the state-supported work, the chief added, department-directed traffic enforcement efforts and those initiated by officers themselves were conducted on East High Street and Bliem and Rupert.
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