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3:41 AM Wed, Nov. 21st

Prescott police come down hard on high-accident areas

Motorists driving along the Prescott Lakes Parkway Thursday at 10 a.m. saw two motorcycle police officers standing by three separate cars just east of the Highway 89 intersection, writing tickets.

It was part of a five-hour, beefed up Prescott Police Department presence along Highway 89 that day.

Thursday's effort along Highway 89 near the parkway resulted in a total of 40 traffic stops and 38 citations, said Sgt. Tim Fletcher, the Prescott Police Department's traffic section supervisor.

Motorists can expect more beefed up patrols in high-accident areas in the coming weeks, he added.

Money to pay for the extra patrols is coming from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Altogether, officers handed out two citations for red light violations, 20 speeding citations, and 14 citations for drivers who failed to move over and clear the right hand lane for police vehicles with red and blue lights flashing, Fletcher said.

In addition, officers arrested two motorists impaired by drugs, he added.