RELEASE: EPCSO OPERATION M.O.V.E RESULTS

RELEASE: EPCSO OPERATION M.O.V.E RESULTS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office launched “Operation M.O.V.E, (Move Over Vehicle Enforcement),” an initiative to raise awareness to the citizens of the El Paso county that drivers must yield to law enforcement, fire, and emergency vehicles.

The initiative promoted awareness of the Move Over or Slow Down law and also ensure the safety of deputies, citizens, and other emergency personnel. Every day emergency personnel risk their lives to keep the roadways safe. Nationwide March, 2016, (14) officers were killed in the line of duty. Five of those 14 were struck by a vehicle and killed.

Deputies concentrated in conducting traffic stops in major roadways in the county from April 4th – 14th, 2016, with the following results.

A total of 254 traffic stops were conducted.  80 citations were issued for not vacating or slowing down (31%), 39 written warnings for not vacating or slowing down were issued and 19 verbal warnings were given for not vacating or slowing down. The operation also yielded 85 miscellaneous traffic citations, 16 written warnings for miscellaneous traffic violations, and 18 verbal warnings for miscellaneous traffic violations. A total of three arrests were made, two for outstanding Sheriff’s Office traffic warrants, and 1 for possession of marijuana under 2 ounces.

            The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the citizens of El Paso County that it is the law to move over or slow down for law enforcement and other emergency service vehicles pulled over on the side of the road. The law also applies to TXDOT vehicles and tow trucks.

            The Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank our media partners for helping spread the word with their view audiences.

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Published 25 April 2016 10:12 AM by lantunez

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