Beginning July 21rst thru July 23rd, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office joined other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas to stop what has been an epidemic that often has fatal consequences, “speeding” on our streets and highways.
In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement in the six-state area were extra-vigilant when patrolling around city, rural state and federal highways.
As speed increases, the severity of crashes increases, leading to a rise in fatalities and/or serious injuries. Our Deputies were tasked with educating drivers and passengers regarding the importance of slowing down, using restraints and not driving while impaired.
During this weekend the Brown County deputies reported the following activity.
Total number of traffic stops- 35
Total number of motorist assists- 5
Total number of speed related crashes- 0
Total number of crashes- 1
Total number of fatalities- 0
Total number of traffic citations issued- 9
Total number of seat belt citations- 0
Total number of speed citations- 9
Total number of traffic warnings- 27
Total DWI arrests and citations- 0
Total commercial vehicle citations- 0
Total commercial vehicle warnings- 0
Total drug arrests made- 0
Felony arrest / other- 1