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65 charged in Albion with seatbelt violations

Posted 10 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Albion Police Department

ALBION – The Albion Police Department participated in the “Buckle Up New York Campaign” from May 20 to June 2 and arrested 65 people for not wearing seatbelts.

The Police Department was awarded a $779 grant from the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee to participate in this state-wide initiative.

Albion officers issued 138 tickets for various vehicle and traffic law violations during the 14-day enforcement wave. Besides the 65 seatbelt violations, officers issued 13 speeding tickets (six in the school zone), 10 uninspected motor vehicles, five unlicensed operators, six aggravated unlicensed operator in the third degree, one ticket for facilitating unlicensed operator in the third degree, four for operating without insurance, one for reckless driving, two for operating with registration suspended/revoked, and five for talking on cellphone while driving.

Police Chief Roland Nenni III said the department also made arrests for driving while intoxicated and for driving while ability impaired by drugs/marijuana.

The Albion Police Department hosted two multi-agency road checks during the campaign period with assistance from the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

During the road checks, which were conducted on North Main Street and South Main Street, officers issued a total of 26 uniform traffic tickets. One motorist was arrested during the road checks for DWAI by drugs/marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana.

The main factors that cause fatalities in motor vehicle accidents continues to be speeding, not wearing seatbelts and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, Nenni said.

“The safety of our streets continues to be the number one goal of the Albion Police Department,” he said. “We will continue to strive to make our community safe.”