Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports that a recent hazardous moving violations enforcement focused on U. S. Highway 36, U. S. 65, and Highway 190 resulted in 10 vehicle stops.
Two deputies made one arrest for driving while suspended or revoked and two for drug law violations. They also involved two speeding citations and six traffic offense warnings being given.
Cox says the sheriff’s department has found it necessary to increase enforcement to protect citizens and the motoring public due to the increased traffic volume on U. S. 36 and the number of careless or aggressive and drunk or drugged drivers. The majority of serious traffic offense violations seen on U. S. 36 and 65 are not from local residents, but other motorists passing through.
The money the court collects on moving traffic violations issued by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Highway Patrol is divided among the public schools in Livingston County.
Chief Deputy Michael Claypole continues with his responsibility of Missouri Traffic Safety Grants and processes reports per state requirements. Claypole has again applied for grants from the State of Missouri for the 2019 contract period.
Cox anticipates additional Home Town Security Enforcement activities in the near future.