Pierce County 'HiVE' Patrols Net 140 Traffic Stops
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PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Joint emphasis patrols by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Washington State Patrol and Ruston Police Department led to well over 100 traffic stops in Pierce County on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Washington State Patrol said the second of four “high visibility enforcement” (HiVE) patrols took place across the county on Nov. 26, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 8 p.m. to 2 p.m.

During that time, WSP said troopers deputies and officers witnessed 210 violations and made 140 stops, including 87 for speed, six for seatbelt violations and five for distracted driving. Another 11 were classified as citations or arrests for criminal offenses.

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Two more “saturation patrols” are planned in Pierce County in December on Saturday, Dec. 17, and New Year’s Eve.

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