Joining Forces Campaign Leads to Citations

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WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. -- From the first three weeks of April, the Sparks Police Department, Reno Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, and Nevada Highway Patrol took part in “Joining Forces” to enforce traffic laws in and around local intersections.

During the campaign, Sparks Officers made 246 stops which resulted in 52 warnings and 194 citations. 59 were for Cell Phone use, 37 were Red Light Violations, 22 were for Speeding, and 21 were for No Insurance.

The other citations were for various violations including drivers license/registration violations, failing to yield the right of way, and pedestrian violations.

Adults over the age of 20 were a vast majority of the people stopped during the campaign. 58 of the 59 cell phone tickets were issued to that same age range.

The Sparks Police Department would like to encourage all drivers to put down any distractions while they are operating a motor vehicle and to follow the traffic control devices.