Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Massachusetts State Police increased patrols on Route 24 and ran a sobriety checkpoint in Norfolk County this Thanksgiving weekend, which resulted in a number of OUI arrests, other offenses and hundreds of citations.
Massachusetts State Police Troopers made 20 OUI arrests and issued almost 350 citations on area roadways this holiday weekend - the result of increased patrols on Routes 24 and 195 and a sobriety checkpoint in Canton, according to a press release from the MSP. The State Police deployed increased patrols on Routes 24 and 195 in southeastern Massachusetts, the evenings of Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 as "part of the department’s ongoing efforts to curb impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving on those roads," the MSP stated in a press release. According to the MSP, the weekend patrol surge resulted in 13 drunk driving arrests in the Easton area, as well as eight non-OUI arrests and nine criminal summonses. An additional …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Massachusetts State Police Troopers also made 12 other arrests and issued five criminal summons in week 4 of the patrol surge on Routes 24/195.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Massachusetts State Police said last month that they intendended on cracking down on area highways, and they weren't kidding. After four weeks of a surge that puts 11 additional police officers on Routes 24 and 195, troopers have made a total of 33 drunk driving arrests, 32 non-OUI arrests, and issued 24 criminal summons. Troopers have also written a total of 1,094 motor vehicle citations. This past weekend, six drunk driving arrests were made. The State Police announced the surge last month after a string of area accidents, including one on the Easton-West Bridgewater line that killed a Mansfield teen. The following is adapted from a press release from the Massachusetts State Police: Massachusetts State Police from Troop D arrested …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Police were in full force on area highways this past weekend.
In week two of a new surge plan put in place on Routes 24 and 195, State Police upped the ante. Troopers arrested 10 drivers and issued 262 citations on Friday and Saturday night for drunk driving on local highways; an increase from last week's nine arrests and 222 citations. The new plan was put in place last month in response to a slew of fatal and near-fatal accidents on Route 24, including a fatal accident in West Bridgewater near the Easton town line. 11 additional troopers were added to Routes 24 and 195 between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Below is an official statement from Massachusetts State Police: Massachusetts State Police troopers deployed as part of the Routes 24 and 195 patrol surge made 10 drunk …
Monday, July 30, 2012
A new plan to increase enforcement on Routes 24 and 195 netted nine drunk drivers its first weekend.
Massachusetts State Police announced in a statement Monday that they arrested nine drunk drivers in the area over the course of the weekend. Seven other arrests and 222 Motor Vehicle Citations were also issued. The arrests, police said, are largely due to a new plan put in place to add 11 additional police officers on Routes 24 and 195 between the hours of 10 p.m. - 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The plan was put in place after several of fatal and near-fatal accidents in the area, particularly on Route 24. One such accident ocurred near Easton's town border in West Bridgewater and involved a 19-year-old driving the wrong way on Route 24 at 4 a.m. This weekend was not without tragedy on area highways, though. One fatal accident …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
11 extra troopers will travel the area overnight on Fridays and Saturdays in response to a slew of recent fatal and near-fatal accidents.
In response to a slew of fatal and near-fatal accidents on Route 24 in recent weeks, Massachusetts State Police are beefing up patrols in the area. State Police announced Thursday morning that 11 additional patrols will be on Routes 24 and 195 from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Friday into Saturday and again on Saturday into Sunday for the remainder of the summer. The extra patrols will be in addition to regular patrols out of the Middleboro and Dartmouth barracks. Police hope the additional patrols will crack down on unsafe drivers. "If you will not drive safely for your own sake, please remember you have no right to put anyone else's life in danger," Superintendent Colonel Timothy Alben said during a press conference at the Route 24 Burger King…