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Cape police operation nets 3 arrests

March 12, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Cape Coral Police Department conducted a saturation patrol operation from 9 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday, according to officials.

The purpose of the operation was to curb the recent trend of aggressive driving. It was also due to a high volume of crashes that were caused by aggressive or inattentive drivers.

The city-wide operation focused on red light running and violation of traffic control devices of all kinds.

"We are finding in our traffic fatalities that it is not just one offense causing the crashes, but a variety of aggressive driving behaviors," said Sgt. Patrick O'Grady, of the CCPD's Special Operations Bureau, said.

Over the course of the six-hour operation, a total of 55 traffic citations - 40 moving violations, six non-moving violations, two citations for no proof of insurance, two citations for driving with a suspended driver's license and five citations for persons not wearing their seatbelt - and one written warning were issued.

In addition to the citations, there were three arrests made - two for DUI and one for possession of marijuana.

"The Cape Coral Police Department is committed to safe roads for our community," Sgt. Dana S. Coston, a spokesman for the CCPD, said. "Operations such as this allow us to address and hopefully change dangerous driving behaviors and, as evidenced by the arrests that were made, take dangerous drivers off the street before they hurt themselves or someone else."

Source: Cape Coral Police Department



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