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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Highway Safety Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/02/2018 8:40 PM

Incident: On 6-2-17 the Wilmington Police Dept hosted a highway safety initiative in Deerfield Valley. The Windham and Bennington County CIOT task forces joined together in a group effort to conduct various enforcement details in the area. This event was sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and was part of the Click Or Ticket campaign. Eight officers representing Wilmington Police, Dover Police, Windham County Sheriff Office, Bennington County Sheriff Office and the Bennington Police Dept focused on aggressive driving, distracted driving and speeding. The team conducted an electronic surveillance enforcement detail and within 2 hours ticketed 14 motorists who had been observed operating a vehicle while being distracted by an electronic device. Seven additional motorists were ticketed for various other violations and 21 warnings were issued during this detail. Throughout the day, 101 motorists were stopped for assorted violations including 46 tickets being issued for speed related violations. This initiative was designed to increase highways safety, with the goal of reducing motor vehicle crashes.

Photos of the task force are available upon request





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