Columbia police stop dozens of vehicles downtown

Sunday, August 16, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Over the course of four hours Friday downtown, officers with the Columbia Police Department's Traffic Unit stopped 36 vehicles for various traffic violations.

The effort was part of a special traffic detail conducted by four officers in downtown Columbia.

According to a department news release, the officers issued 28 citations for speeding, two citations for red light violations, two citations for registration violations, one citation for an equipment violation, one citation for a prohibited turn and two warnings for speeding.

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Aaron Ferguson August 16, 2009 | 8:45 a.m.

Anything to meet their quota$. I understand pulling over speeders and those who run red lights, but the other citations do nothing for public safety.

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