The Morgantown Police Department released results for the Second Seatbelt Enforcement Wave on Monday. The crackdown on driver infractions began on March 7 and ended on March 23.
According to police, officers conducted 21 patrols throughout the duration of the enforcement period. There was a total of 282 traffic stops. Officers gave out 221 warning citations, 46 of which were for seatbelt violators.
Officials are saying 143 citations were handed out, 60 of them were for seatbelt violations and one was for a child safety restraint violation. There were also 14 citations given to people who were driving on a suspended driver's license.
During the enforcement period officers also made a felony drug arrest for possession with the intent to deliver narcotics. In that incident Xanax pills were seized and investigators also confiscated $14,757 in suspected drug money.
Mar 25, 2014 at 3:23 PMSeatbelt law was nothing more than a "money-maker" for the state police. God knows THIS is more important than chasing bank robbers, murderers, felons or pedophiles. Priorities in WV really screwy!
Mar 25, 2014 at 7:44 AMWas it 221 citations or 143 citations? was it 46 for seatbelts or 60 for seatbelts? What were the remaining unknown amount for? Were there any for PHONE violations??? If so, how many??