By BRYCE MARTIN | Pioneer Editor | email@example.com
Several law enforcement agencies assembled Oct. 3 in Bowman for this year’s second traffic selective, aimed to increase safety on local roads.
From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Bowman County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the North Dakota State Patrol, North Dakota State Patrol K-9, Bowman Police Department, Belfield Police Department, Belfield K-9, Slope County Sheriff’s Office and members of BCI’s Southwest Narcotics Task Force conducted the traffic selective on a stretch of Highway 85 in Bowman.
Officers of those agencies conducted the scheduled traffic selective, at the direction of the Bowman County Sheriff’s Office, approximately one-mile south of Bowman.
According to the Bowman County Sheriff’s Office, the emphasis of the selective was for northbound vehicles traveling on Highway 85 and into the city of Bowman.
Vehicles found violating North Dakota Traffic Laws in the area were directed off the highway and flagged into the Bowman Scales lot to awaiting officers. The officers were stationed in the lot where the motorists received written warnings or traffic citations to appear in Bowman District Court for traffic and criminal violations.
During the selective, five people were issued citations for various offenses, including driving without insurance, driving with an expired registration, open container and not wearing a safety belt.
The officers also issued 33 warnings and made one arrest of a person driving while their license was suspended/revoked, according to the department.
Based on the results of the traffic selective, future dates and locations for additional traffic selectives are being planned for the spring and summer of 2015.