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North Iowa law enforcement targeted drivers on St. Patrick’s Day



This news story was published on March 18, 2014.
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Iowa State Patrol

Iowa State Patrol

CLEAR LAKE – Deputies from the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with police officers from the Clear Lake Police Department and State Troopers from the Iowa State Patrol to conduct a joint traffic enforcement project on St. Patrick’s Day.

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau Alcohol Impaired Driving Grant made this program possible. High visible enforcement on times where drivers are likely to be drinking and driving is the focus of the grant. Being visible during this holiday helped reduce drinking and driving incidents.

The officers working this project issued 71 written memorandums and 16 citations for many different traffic violations. Two drinking drivers were tested for sobriety and found to be not impaired.

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11 Responses to North Iowa law enforcement targeted drivers on St. Patrick’s Day

  1. sad but true Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Lets just get stright to the point of what this is all about, lets see all patrol sre now driving a new dodge or new SUV. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    End of story.

  2. badpontiac Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2014 at 7:56 am

    HUH? Your an unbelievable idiot or a pig.

  3. sad but true Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    nothing but socialism! Where do these funds come from to donate to the police in the form of overtime? Probable cause? In the USA? NOT
    Americans have given away their rights. At least they did not shoot anyone, lots of that going around the country

    • Philosophus Reply Report comment

      March 18, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      It’s really bad when they run those checkpoints and force everyone to stop as they check your car. Those are totally unconstitutional. Americans have given away their rights because they are addicted to Television. Mass Hypnotizing.

      • HUH?? Reply Report comment

        March 18, 2014 at 10:15 pm

        it was not a checkpoint…just a lot of cops in one area, enforcing traffic laws. all the stops had probable cause

        • Jeremy Reply Report comment

          March 19, 2014 at 8:39 am

          I for one am glad that they increased patrols, drinking and driving is unacceptable, and its usually a sober innocent driver that is the one that is hurt. it pays to have a DD… its not worth the risk, ever!

          • LVS

            March 19, 2014 at 8:53 am

            @Jeremy-They call them safety checks and they do check vehicles for safety but if they notice anything suspicious it gives them probable cause to check further. It has been to the Supreme Court and is constitutional. If it helps keep drunk and druger’s off the road I am for it. All they have to do is obey the law and they will not have a problem. Minnesota is trying to pass a law where they do mass driving while impaired laws. They do it in Canada and have for years.

          • Philosophus

            March 19, 2014 at 9:09 am

            Jeremy if Law Enforcement really wanted to stop Drunk Driving, they’d walk into bars and breathalyze people, or set up “Check Points” outside of the bars. But they don’t do that do they? NO. They wait until they get in their cars, then nab them for high DUI arrests. It’s more than probable cause to believe a crime is being committed in taverns. They have all they need to set up operations directly outside of bars, and even in bars. Stop being a naive’ little boy.

          • Maybe

            March 19, 2014 at 9:17 am

            Just because they are in a bar and drinking doesn’t mean they will drive. You are just anti law enforcement period.

          • Philosophus

            March 19, 2014 at 9:35 am

            No, Luke, I’m not anti-law enforcement: I’m anti-stupidity, anti-hypocrisy, and anti-double-standards. If law enforcement fits all those descriptions, then perhaps yes, I am anti-law enforcement…but that is only as permanent or temporary as their adherence to practices I find problematic allows for. They have the opportunity at any time to stop behaving like totalitarian jackasses. You ready to get fitted for that uniform yet?

          • Maybe

            March 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

            The only uniform you will ever see me in will have the American flag on my right shoulder.