If caught, you can face a high quality as much as $2,000 per package deal of fireworks.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Whereas all eyes might be wanting up this 4th of July, CCPD officers may have their sights set on the streets.
Elevated patrols will start Friday and can proceed by means of Sunday all in an effort to go after DWI drivers.
Police, together with firefighters, will even be responding to fireworks being set off inside metropolis limits which is prohibited.
For people who find themselves caught crimson handed, they are going to be given one costly lesson.
Hearth chief Robert Rocha mentioned somebody discovered to be in possession of fireworks may resist a $2000 greenback high quality per open package deal.
It could be a reasonably sight, however it will also be a harmful one.
From town out to the island, hearth officers are all too accustomed to the implications sparked by somebody popping fireworks illegally.
Final yr, CCFD responded to at the very least one home hearth and three grass fires over the Fourth of July vacation.
That’s the reason hearth officers are sending out a reminder that taking pictures fireworks inside town limits is in opposition to the legislation which incorporates areas of the seaside which are nonetheless inside the metropolis’s boundary.
“Each police and hearth officers can subject a quotation if you’re in possession. We do not have to see somebody with a punk of their hand and firework and see them mild it,” mentioned Chief Rocha.
Final yr there have been 28 firework citations handed out over the 4th of July.
“While you do discharge fireworks illegally you actually make it laborious on pets, you make it laborious on veterans, and laborious on individuals with respiratory issues,” mentioned Rocha.
Within the meantime the hearth chief encourages individuals to play it protected by attending knowledgeable show just like the Mayor’s Huge Bang Firework Celebration that might be going down Sunday at 9:30 p.m.,
If you wish to report a fireworks criticism, the quantity to name is (361) 886-COPS (2677).
By calling that quantity it helps unlock 9-1-1 for emergencies.
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