Monday, November 21, 2016
THE TICKET PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT CHEAPER
From HPD: Hartford Police Officers deployed "stop sticks" today to disable a motorist fleeing to avoid a stop belt checkpoint as part of the "Click it or Ticket " campaign.
Stop sticks are used to deflate the fleeing vehicles tires and render it immobile
Instead of an infraction ticket for not wearing a seatbelt, the motorist now faces additional charges as well as the cost of four new tires and tow charges for having the car towed from the scene.
Not a smart decision to flee from the Police, and a costly one as well.
HPD Traffic Units will be out as part of the Click it or Ticket program this week, so be sure to wear those seatbelts and also stay off the cell phones.