Clark County crackdown yields 392 speeding tickets

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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The results are in for the latest police crackdown on speeders in Clark County, with extra officers on patrol in the three weeks between July 15 and Aug. 7.

Officers wrote 392 tickets for speeding, 14 for aggressive driving, 19 for cellphone violations and 40 for lack of liability insurance, according to a bulletin from Kristina Moy with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Four motorists were arrested on suspicion of DUI.

In addition, 11 drivers had suspended or revoked licenses. One driver was arrested for a previously issued felony warrant and two for misdemeanor warrants.

The extra officers were with the Washington State Patrol, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Battle Ground Police Department and Ridgefield Police Department.

The Clark County Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force supported the officers, using overtime funds from the Traffic Safety Commission.