New wave of citations are issued prior to Christmas
On Wednesday, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office concluded their sixth and final enforcement blitz at 1 a.m. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office, along with local police, is participating in the "You drink-You lose" campaign funded with "Click-it or Ticket" funds.
Each agency was awarded six four-hour blocks of enforcement.
The sheriff's office enforcement period was conducted from Friday, Dec. 19 through Wednesday, Dec. 24.
The main goal this holiday season was to prevent accidents in Escambia County and to keep people drinking and driving off the roadways.
The sheriff's office statistics for the 24 hours of enforcement are:
Tickets and Criminal Charges: 190 Total. No seat belt – 128; speeding – 16; revoked driver's license – 5; no driver's license – 4; suspended driver's license – 5; expired driver's license – 2; run stop sign – 4; improper passing – 4; open container – 7; no insurance – 4; DUI – 2; expired tag – 3; improper tag – 1; child restraint violation – 1; possession of marijuana – 1; possession of a controlled substance – 1; possession of drug paraphernalia – 1; minor in possession of alcohol – 1.
In addition to these tickets and charges, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office issued 323 warning tickets for a wide variety of violations. All funding that covered the enforcement blitzes was provided by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs through the "Click-it or Ticket" grant, administered by the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.