A network of highway safety checkpoints conducted here Friday, April 5, by the Lamar sheriff’s office, Milner police department and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety resulted in 31 citations issued, according to sheriff Brad White.
You're rolling up to a police checkpoint and you wouldn't at least TRY to fasten your seatbelt?
My husband said that the DOT had traffic down to a single lane at the area where the checkpoint was set up, so the cars funneled to the officers. That's a smart use of the conditions right there, Sheriff! Well done!
Never liked the idea of random roadblocks like this. It smacks to much of "where are your papers!". Yes, I know they handed out some valid citations, but it still just doesn't seem right. Roadblocks is trying to catch a specific person or person, or for a specific reason I can see. But roadblocks to stop citizens without probable cause or an observed infraction is just a little over-reaching to me.
And, no I have nothing to hide and yes I support our law enforcement (just in case someone was thinking otherwise).
Lamar Health Department Lamar Health Department
04/11/13 at 01:24 PM
Did you by chance refer those cited for child passenger safety seat violations to the child passenger safety classes held monthly at the health department?