Park City officers conduct heavy round of traffic patrols |

Park City officers conduct heavy round of traffic patrols

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

The Park City Police Department conducted a heavy round of traffic enforcement last weekend, with the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday being one of the periods of stepped-up patrols.

The police officers between midnight on Saturday and about 2 a.m. were especially busy on several stretches of road. Public police loge show the officers pulled over at least 17 drivers between just after midnight and approximately 1:50 a.m.

The Police Department said the drivers were pulled over at spots like the intersection of Park Avenue and Iron Horse Drive, several places along Deer Valley Drive and several places along Park Avenue. The locations generally are places that people pass as they drive to and from Old Town if they are driving from the entryways.

The police logs did not provide details about the traffic stops, and it was not clear how many of the drivers received tickets. The Police Department has long said many drivers are warned instead of ticketed during a traffic stop.

There were other periods of what appeared to be stepped-up traffic enforcement last week as well, including an approximately 45-minute timeframe starting at 11:15 p.m. on Oct. 29 when seven traffic offenses were reported, including some on Park Avenue.

The Police Department sees traffic enforcement as a top priority, putting significant manpower into the patrols.