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.