Pierce County Sheriff’s Department announcement.
This past week, law enforcement officers from surrounding agencies joined our deputies in conducting emphasis patrols on the Pacific Ave/Mountain Hwy corridor. We targeted high-risk behaviors along the highway in an effort to prevent collisions and reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths.
Here’s what our week looked like:
- Traffic Stops: 391
- Tickets issued: 282
- Warnings issued: 149
- DUI arrests: 8 (including meth, cannabis, Percocet)
- Speeding tickets: 127 (many for 20+ mph over limit)
- Cell phone tickets: 47
- Seatbelt tickets: 23
- Suspended driving arrests: 11
We want to thank the Washington State Patrol and the Lakewood and Puyallup Police Departments for participating in this emphasis, which was made possible through a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is also making safety improvements to the SR-7 corridor.
Please remember to always wear your seatbelt, watch your speed, limit distractions, and watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.