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NINJA on the Ramps (Nighttime Seat Belt Enforcement) Results

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Last Friday night, (April 5), the Montgomery County Police Department teamed up with the Gaithersburg Police Department, the Rockville City Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maryland State Police in a campaign to aggressively enforce the nighttime use of seat belts.   From approximately 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., officers were stationed at entrance and exit ramps of  I-270 and I-495.  The officers were observing vehicles for seat belt non-compliance and other safety violations.  A zero tolerance policy was in effect during this operation.  Eight minutes after the start of the enforcement, a traffic stop was initiated for a seat belt violation and drugs were located in the vehicle.  Seventeen minutes into the operation, the first driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) arrest was made by an officer.

Here are some more specific results of this NINJA enforcement :

Traffic Stops : 568

Seat Belt Tickets Issued : 206

Equipment Repair Orders Issued : 131

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Arrests : 14

Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Arrests : 7

Warrants Served : 3

Alcohol Citations Issued: 33

Suspended Driver Traffic Citations : 4

Unlicensed Driver Traffic Citations : 1


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Release ID: 13-111
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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