The La Porte City Police Department wrote 144 citations and 109 warnings during the recent Operation Pull Over Blitz #71, which focused on seat belt patrols.
Officers dedicated 35 hours during the day and 34.5 hours at night conducting seat belt patrols. One hundred and fifteen citations were given for seat belt violations, 12 citations were given for child restraint violations, four citations were given for drivers operating a vehicle with a suspended license and two arrests were made for drivers operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
The La Porte Police Department has scheduled 30 hours of seat belt patrols and 25 hours of aggressive driving patrols funded under its Big City/Big County grant for this month. The department will also have impaired driving patrols out on most weekends this month that are funded under La Porte County’s DUI Taskforce Indiana grant.