On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) utilized Missouri Traffic Safety and DWI Overtime Grants to aid in protecting our citizens and motorists.
Deputies were assigned to focus on U.S. 36, U.S. 65, and Highway 190 for aggressive or careless driving, excessive speeding, drunk-drugged driving, and other hazardous moving violations.
In all the LCSO staff made a total of 54 vehicle stops. Of that a total of 14 citations were issued, 1 arrest was made for Driving While Suspended/Revoked, and 58 traffic offense warnings were given.
The LCSO has applied for additional funding from the Missouri Department of Transportation to increase overtime enforcement activities to improve safety on our roadways. With the increased traffic volume on U.S. 36 and the numbers of careless/aggressive and even drugged drivers we have seen it is necessary to increase enforcement to protect our citizens and motoring public.
The vast majority of serious traffic offense violations we see on U.S. 36 and U.S. 65 are not from local residents but from other drivers passing through. This creates even more of a risk as these drivers have no clues where the intersections, driveways, and other busy points are in Livingston County.
All fine money the court collects on traffic offenses issued by the LCSO and Missouri State Highway Patrol is divided among the public schools serving Livingston County children.
Chief Deputy Michael Claypole is assigned the responsibility of these traffic safety grants and processes the reports per state requirements. Chief Deputy Claypole does an excellent job with this.
Sheriff Steve Cox