3,000 Cited in Va.’s ‘Operation Air, Land and Speed’ Traffic Crackdown

September 26, 2012

A safety crackdown on five Virginia interstates yielded more than 3,000 citations for speeding, reckless driving and other traffic offenses.

Virginia State Police troopers also arrested three motorists on drunken driving charges and 11 others on felony and drug charges.

Troopers conducted the Operation Air, Land and Speed traffic safety program Sept. 22 on Interstates 81, 95, 64, 66 and 85. State police say it’s the first time five interstates have been targeted simultaneously.

During the 10-hour operation, troopers cited 1,460 speeders, 455 reckless drivers and 103 people for failing to wear seatbelts.

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