NEWBERRY — Several hundred tickets were issued during a recent blitz on traffic safety conducted by the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The patrol teamed up with other agencies in the county to work to reduce the number of fatal wrecks in the county.
This year there have been 125 percent more people killed in Newberry County wrecks than in 2011.
During the blitz, which was held Oct. 29 and 30, troopers issued 88 tickets for speeding, 95 tickets for seat belt and child restraint violations, seven for equipment violations, 1o cases were made for moving violations, seven for vehicle violations and 71 other violations were cited.
The patrol also issued 181 warnings during the two day period.
One fugitive was arrested, two drug cases were made and one was charged with a weapons violation.
The S.C. Transport Police also conducted 39 inspections on commercial vehicles during the two day blitz.
“We investigated only two collisions during that enforcement period and six motorist were assisted,” said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Corporal Tony Keller.