Friday, April 18, 2008

Summons Meter

April 4-8 was a light stretch far the Westbrook Police, at least as traffic-related crimes were concerned. After posting 80 and 108 traffic summons* in the American Journal's 'Westbrook Police Notes' section in the last two weeks, respectively, this week's batch included only 27 traffic-related improprieties.

- John C.L. Morgan

* Traffic-related crimes include, but are not limited to: Carrying passengers beyond restriction, driving wrong way on a one-way street, expired inspection sticker, expired registration, expired temporary plates, expired temporary registration, failure to notify of address change, failure to obey lane sign, failure to provide proof of insurance, failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, following too closely, illegal attachment of plates, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper passing, inspection violation, operating after suspension, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating under the influence, operating with a suspended registration, operating with an expired license, operating without lights after dark, permitting unlawful use of a motor vehicle, red light violation, seatbelt violation speeding, stop sign violation, and, of course, the uncouth operation of a Hummer.

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