Release Date/Time: 3/12/2015 3:24 PM

Incident: STOPP

Report #: Several

Date: Thursday, 3/12/2015

Time: 2:19 PM

Location: Salians

The STOPP Program (Strategic Traffic Observation and Prevention Program) was conducted in Salinas this morning. STOPP is a traffic enforcement program made up of traffic officers from 10 cities in the Monterey Bay Area. Each month available officers go to a different city and administer intense traffic enforcement for a four to five hour period. This morning eight motor officers from 5 cities including; Monterey, Seaside, Carmel, Marina, CHP, and Salinas, worked in Salinas and made a total of 92 traffic stops in four hours. They wrote 54 hazardous citations and 19 mechanical violations. Six of the citations were also for driver's license violations and those six cars were towed.

Release Authorized by: Gerard Ross

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

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