NEWBERRY — A recent traffic blitz was a success for Newberry police.
In an effort to decrease traffic fatalities, the Newberry Police Department worked with the S.C. Highway Patrol and Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 29 and 30.
The officers were looking for those violating traffic laws and driving under the influence.
The crack down came as the traffic fatalities have increased over 125 percent this year.
Newberry police charged 12 people withe speeding violations, 18 for not wearing seat belts, two child restraint violations, two for disregarding a stop sign, one for operating an uninsured vehicle, two for violation of window tinting laws, one drug violations and 32 charges were made for other violations.
Also police were able to arrest a fugitive during the operation.
Newberry Police Sgt. Chuck Rogers says that Newberry Police will continue to be on the look out for traffic violators daily and will conduct traffic safety check points throughout the rest of the year and over the upcoming holidays.