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Park City police officers light up drivers without headlights

The Park City Police Department last week stopped an unusual number of vehicles with headlights not working or the headlights not turned on when it was dark.

Officers stopped at least eight drivers, police logs showed.

The cases included:

  • on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7:50 p.m., a driver was stopped on S.R. 224 for not having headlights. It was not clear from public police logs whether the driver did not turn the headlights on or whether they were not working.
  • at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, a vehicle with a headlight out was stopped on the 1700 block of Park Avenue.
  • at 1:26 a.m. on Dec. 21, a driver was pulled over on Swede Alley after an officer saw a headlight out.
  • at 12:52 a.m. on Dec. 21, the police stopped a driver at the intersection of Park Avenue and Iron Horse Drive. The driver’s side headlight was out, the police said.
  • on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 11:45 p.m., a driver was stopped at the Kearns Boulevard-Wyatt Earp Way intersection. One headlight was out, according to the police.
  • at 11:27 p.m. on Dec. 20, a driver was stopped in the vicinity of Deer Valley Loop and Rossie Hill Drive. A headlight was out, the police said.
  • on Friday, Dec. 19 at 6:20 p.m., a driver whose vehicle was reported to have an inoperable headlight was stopped at the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Wyatt Earp Way.
  • on Dec. 19 at 6:10 p.m., a police officer stopped a driver whose vehicle had an inoperable headlight at the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Sidewinder Drive.

    At 11:29 p.m. on Dec. 20, the police pulled over a driver at the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Deer Valley Drive, indicating in police logs that a headlight was "going out." The Police Department last week, meanwhile, stopped other drivers for equipment violations, including brake lights that were not working.

    Phil Kirk, a police captain, said officers since early December have stepped up patrols for drunken drivers. They are pulling over people for equipment and moving violations and then checking whether the drivers are impaired, he said.