Local traffic enforcement results in a combination of 96 warnings & citations


The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office led a multi-agency traffic safety enforcement project in Clinton County.  Officers from the DeWitt Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol joined in the effort held in conjunction with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau.

Clinton County Sheriff Rick Lincoln says these types of efforts can benefit traffic safety.  He says “any time we can do traffic enforcement it reminds people we’re out there.  We’re not picking on people reinforce safe driving habits to help reduce the number of crashes that cause damage to property and injury and sometimes fatality to people,”

This project – on September 25th – utilized a spotter at 380th Avenue and 220th Street Elvira, and the use of Lidar Radar unit on Highway 30, 1 mile West of Low Moor in the Eastbound lanes. The Clinton County Sheriff says there have not any specific issues at the locations, but “you want to go where the most amount of traffic is going to be at that time.”

Officer issued 96 combined citations and warnings for ; speeding, seat belt violations, stop sign violations, no insurance, electronic device use while driving, driving while suspended, registration violations, and other miscellaneous code violations.

Lincoln says the state program typically wants a multi-agency enforcement project and that’s why the agencies collaborated on the enforcement effort.