Law enforcement agencies unite for "Click It or Ticket" effort - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Nick Paranjape reports

Law enforcement agencies unite for "Click It or Ticket" effort

It's not everyday when more than 10 law enforcement agencies come together in catching offenders.

But, that's the case tonight.

Deputies and officers in Shelby County, Fayette County and Tipton County are taking part in a zero tolerance traffic enforcement effort.

The saturation effort begins Friday night at 8:00 at all entrances into the three counties.

They're looking for those speeding, driving recklessly, or driving impaired on alcohol or drugs. They'll check driver's licenses.

They're also cracking down on people who don't have their infants and children strapped in.

"We're not reinventing the wheel tonight. We're reminding people their obligations and really there are only a few people ignorant of the safety laws," says Sheriff Mark Luttrell with Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

Tipton County Sheriff Pancho Chumley adds, "yes sir, we mean business you know it's real simple. Everyone knows."

"Talking about taking back our neighborhoods and we're going to get that done before we have a problem," says Fayette County Sheriff Bobby Riles.

Sheriff Riles says this is the first time in 22-years the three counties have worked together in a major road block.

It's all part of the "Click it or Ticket" campaign.

In the last two weeks, there have been more than 1500 citations handed out and 15 arrests made.


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