Park City officers stop drivers for headlight violations, other offenses
The Park City Police Department last week pulled over numerous drivers on a variety of suspected offenses, including several concentrated stretches of stops.
Speeding and other traffic issues have long been of concern to rank-and-file Parkites, and the Police Department regularly conducts traffic patrols when officers are not responding to calls.
In one stretch last week, on Sunday, Nov. 26, four drivers were pulled over in the late afternoon and early evening. The suspected violations included driving a vehicle with an expired registration. Officers pulled over drivers in locations like the S.R. 224-Holiday Ranch Loop Road intersection and Park Avenue. The officers issued one driver a ticket and warned the other three.
In other cases, police officers stopped vehicles that did not have headlights illuminated, including a report at 1:38 a.m. on Nov. 26 on the 800 block of Deer Valley Drive. At least one driver, at 10:26 p.m. at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Bonanza Drive, was inside a vehicle without a license plate, the police said. Another driver was stopped for what the Police Department described as distracted driving. The case was reported at 8:54 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, on the 1500 block of Park Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details about the distracted driving case.
A driver at 12:18 a.m. on Nov. 25 reportedly steered into the Old Town transit center, which is restricted to buses. An officer stopped the driver.
The day before, at 1:34 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, a police officer stopped and warned a driver on S.R. 224 after reportedly seeing the driver not dim the high beams.
On Thursday, Nov. 23, meanwhile, police officers stopped 10 drivers in a little less than four hours starting at 8:47 a.m., including on roads like S.R. 224 and Holiday Ranch Loop Road. Public police logs did not provide details.
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