By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023
It was a busy Wednesday for police in Huron Township.
Nearly three dozen drivers were cited Feb. 1 for distracted driving in the township during a special police operation.
“It is likely that our residents saw the increased visibility from our officers yesterday. Distracted driving is an epidemic that affects all of us and is something we believe needs to be seriously addressed. The danger that exists when a driver decides they must text while in control of their vehicle can be devastating to their family or someone else’s. We have seen it all too often and even here in Huron Township. Hopefully this can spark some conversation between parents and their young drivers as well,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.
In total, 35 drivers were cited for distracted driving during the operation.
In addition to the citations issued to distracted drivers, police also nabbed several other drivers for various offenses.
61 total traffic stops were initiated during the police operation.
One driver was arrested for drunken driving after being stopped by police for texting while driving.
22 drivers were cited for speeding.
Two people identified as illegal immigrants during a traffic stop were turned over to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Nine drivers were cited for having expired license plates, and one driver was cited for having an expired driver’s license.
One driver was cited for passing a school bus with stop lights activated, and another driver was cited for running a traffic signal while driving.
Ten no proof of insurance citations were issued, and two drivers were issued citations for equipment violations.
The proactive detail was conducted by the Huron Township Police Department Traffic Services Unit. In addition to traffic enforcement, Robbins said the unit has recently conducted proactive details such as warrant sweeps, impaired driving, sex offender registry checks, and school bus passing enforcement.