JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) – Jones County Sheriff’s Division spokesman Lance Chancellor might solely marvel at among the outcomes to come back from the division’s recently-wrapped “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” marketing campaign.
“It’s superb how many individuals are driving round we find yourself citing which can be uninsured, don’t carry any car insurance coverage, they don’t have a driver’s license, they’re not sporting a seatbelt or they’ve a suspended driver’s license,” Chancellor stated.
“These are massive numbers and people are issues that may simply be mounted by the motorist.”
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which ran from Aug. 20 by Sept. 6″put extra sources to implement the regulation n Jones County roads, with extra items patrolling and checkpoints positioned to make sure compliance.
In accordance with the division’s recently-released numbers, deputies gave out 117 citations for uninsured motorists and 82 seatbelt citations.
Additionally they issued 83 citations for no driver’s license and one other 44 tickets for suspended licenses.
Moreover, the division made 14 “driving underneath the affect” arrests and 5 DUI drug arrests.
“Sadly, persons are injured and folks get killed daily by impaired drivers throughout America,” Chancellor stated.
Though there’s a heightened focus throughout the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” marketing campaign, conserving Jones County residents secure on the roads is a precedence year-round, Chancellor stated.
“Eradicating these impaired drivers from the roadways is a really robust, high precedence of the Jones County Sheriff’s Division, and never simply throughout the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over marketing campaign, but in addition all year long,” Chancellor stated.
“Day and night time, whether or not we’re working a particular element, an time beyond regulation element or deputies are working a daily shift like they do every day, 24 hours a day, (it’s a precedence).”
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