As part of the Lee County Sheriff's Office commitment to public safety on our roadways, an inspection checkpoint was performed on Hancock Bridge Parkway at Beau Drive, in North Fort Myers, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, from 8:30 to 11:00 p.m. Patrol deputies and community policing units from the Alpha District with the assistance and support of K9 and Traffic Units coordinated the operation.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
- 58 Written Warnings
- 6 Traffic Citations
- 1 Arrest
- 1 Notice to Appear in Court
This traffic safety initiative is intended to educate and inform the public about traffic safety issues while helping to mitigate traffic fatalities, injuries, crashes and criminal activity in Lee County. Also, drivers who do not possess a valid driver's license or may have a revoked or suspended license are identified. Individuals who have not properly registered or insured their vehicle are detected, too.
Vehicle safety checkpoints, saturation patrols and other coordinated activities are scheduled throughout the year in the interest of public safety. Buckle up, keep your eyes on the road and make traffic safety a priority everyday!