Enhanced enforcement yields citations
The West Fargo Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement period Nov. 11 to Nov. 20, and issued 56 citations. The individual officers worked extra patrol in shifts ranging from three to eight hours in length. Twenty-two of the citations were for seat belt violations and twenty-two were for speeding.
Funding for the overtime periods was provided through a grant administered by the N.D. Department of Transportation.
The department also conducted a campaign for impaired drivers Oct. 29 to Nov. 7, making no driving under the influence arrests. Twenty-four citations were issued and three people were arrested for driving under suspension. As of Nov. 18, officers have made 107 driving under the influence arrests in 2010. There were 162 DUI arrests in 2009.