Law enforcement agencies told the public they better put their seat belts on last week and in Logan, at least, they weren’t kidding.During a week-long “Click it or ticket” campaign last week, Logan police officers working special shifts issued 130 citations for people not wearing seat belts and gave 11 additional warnings. Also, seven people were cited for not having their children in child restraints. “I believe it’s a positive thing for the entire state,” Logan Assistant Police Chief Jeff Curtis said of the program, noting that 23 policemen in Logan worked a total of 92 extra hours between May 24 and May 31 during the state-funded event. Logan police were able to rack up more than a bunch of seat belt violations, however. Curtis said officers working the special shifts arrested four people on outstanding warrants worth a cash total of $7,734. Three fugitives were also reportedly arrested in the effort, although Curtis said he wasn’t sure what the fugitives were wanted for.Police also issued 13 speeding tickets, eight citations for suspended licenses and had one drug arrest. There were also 95 other citations issued for miscellaneous offenses.Overall, Curtis said, he felt the effort was a good thing for the community and would hopefully play a role in achieving law enforcement’s goal of having zero fatalities on the nation’s highways.
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