Clark County pair arrested in Oregon on warrants

They were stopped as part of seat belt campaign

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer

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Updated: May 25, 2011, 9:32 PM

 

Two Clark County residents were arrested in Oregon on the second day of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

Apprehended on parole violations were Karl E. Burnice, 43, and Katrina R. Cook, 32, according to a news release from the Oregon State Police.

The two were arrested after a 1:20 p.m. Tuesday traffic stop near Highway 224 and Johnson Road near Milwaukie. A trooper spotted two passengers in a 1994 Ford Taurus not wearing seat belts and stopped the vehicle, according to the news release.

During the traffic stop, the trooper determined the motorist was driving with a suspended license and both were wanted on warrants.

During the “Click It” campaign, which runs from May 23 to June 5, about 100 enforcement agencies nationwide are conducting increased enforcement efforts, including federally funded overtime, to emphasize the proper use of seat belts and the importance of abiding by the speed limit.