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News :: Operation Night Owl: Deputies conduct tratfic safety, enforcement effort
· 11:15am October 23rd, 2012
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office participated in the October 19th – October 20th 2013“Operation Night Owl”. This project is part of a grant from the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau. The Benton County Sheriff;s Office received a 2012-2013 grant that provides $3,900for radars an d Alco-Sensors; $500 educational materials; and $18,400 for overtime patrol for a total of $22,800.00 to provide deputies the equipment and extra time to focus on traffic safety in BentonCounty. This grant runs through September 30, 2013.
One of the program goals is to remind the public of the importance of traffic safety. We seek to reduce accidents through proactive enforcement, public education and awareness. We also hope to reduce injuries and deaths by encouraging all vehicle occupants to wear their seatbelts and not to drink and drive under the influence.
Deputies made (1) OWI arrest. Deputies also issued (9) traffic citations and (33) traffic warnings. Deputies investigated (1) accident and assisted (4) motorist with various problems.
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