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PCSD, surrounding agencies conduct emphasis patrols on SR-7

This past week, law enforcement officers from surrounding agencies joined our deputies in conducting emphasis patrols on the Pacific Ave/Mountain Hwy corridor. We targeted high-risk behaviors along the highway in an effort to prevent collisions and reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths.

Here’s what our week looked like:

Traffic Stops: 391
Tickets issued: 282
Warnings issued: 149
DUI arrests: 8 (including meth, cannabis, Percocet)
Speeding tickets: 127 (many for 20+ mph over limit)
Cell phone tickets: 47
Seatbelt tickets: 23
Suspended driving arrests: 11

We want to thank the Washington State Patrol and the Lakewood and Puyallup Police Departments for participating in this emphasis, which was made possible through a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is also making safety improvements to the SR-7 corridor.

Please remember to always wear your seatbelt, watch your speed, limit distractions, and watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.