More than 200 traffic stops conducted

Police team up in enforcement effort

As part of a two-week statewide effort targeting texting, speeding and proper safety belt use, police officers from Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police teamed up Feb. 20 for a multi-agency joint traffic enforcement effort.

More than 30 police officers focused enforcement efforts along Southeast 82nd Avenue, Interstate 205 and Interstate 84 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. During that time officers conducted more than 200 traffic stops and issued 268 citations and 58 warnings.

The citations issued included:

  • 125 citations for unlawful use of a mobile communication device (cellphone law violations)

  • 58 citations for adult and child safety restraint use

  • 14 citations for speed violations

  • 71 citations for all other violations including driving while suspended and driving uninsured

    Traffic stops also led to:

  • Two arrests for driving under the influence of intoxicants — drugs (one each by Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

  • One recovered unoccupied stolen vehicle (Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office)

  • An arrest of a 29-year-old Portland man by an Oregon State Police trooper wanted on a felony warrant out of Clark County, Wash. (violation of conditional release agreement)

    n An out-of-compliance registered sex offender contacted by an Oregon State Police trooper for a safety belt violation. He was cited to appear on a misdemeanor charge.

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