3,000 Tickets Issued During Virginia Road Safety Crackdown

December 11, 2008

A law enforcement safety operation on Interstates 64 and 66 in Virginia yielded more than two dozen arrests and more than 3,000 tickets.

State police say Operation Air, Lane and Speed was conducted last Friday and Saturday on I-64 from Hampton Roads to the West Virginia border, and on I-66 from Strasburg to Washington, D.C.

Speeding was the most common violation, accounting for more than 2,400 tickets. Troopers cited 374 motorists for reckless driving and issued 276 tickets for seatbelt violations.

Twenty-three people were arrested on drug charges and four were charged with drunken driving.

State police say the program will focus on other parts of the interstate system in 2009.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot

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