- Published on Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:56
Des Moines, IOWA -- The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is reminding the motoring public that speed is your enemy not only during the cold weather months but throughout the year. Far too often the driver who is hurrying to get to work, going to the grocery store or traveling to an out of town destination can’t react fast enough to a situation and a crash occurs. It can be one of the most deadly mistakes a driver can make.
As part of the 2014 sTEP program, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is teaming up with city, county and state law enforcement officers who will be out in force beginning March 14 – 17th looking to crackdown on those motorists who aren’t buckled up, speeding or operating while intoxicated. Remember to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive! and Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk!
The traffic enforcement event held last year during the four days of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday had 205 agencies reporting 352 OWIs, 5,154 speed and 2,393 seat belt violations with almost 17,000 combined total traffic violations.
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau continues to stress to the motoring public the importance of buckling up, slowing down and to drive sober to increase the odds of preventing or, at least, surviving a crash. Be safe and enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day. The next sTEP enforcement event will be May 19th – June 1st.
Randy Hunefeld, sTEP Coordinator
Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0248
(515) 725-6124 or (515) 447-8041
- Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 01:00
On February 16, 2014 at around 8:49pm a deputy stopped a vehicle in the 1600 Block of 260th Avenue for a moving violation. The deputy then requested for the K9 Unit. When the K9 was deployed, it indicated that there was an odor of an illegal narcotic emitting from the vehicle. Upon further investigation, drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle.
- Published on Thursday, 20 February 2014 05:13
On February 17, 2014 the DCSO was asked to assist the Department of Corrections with a probation search in the 1200 Block of 9th Street in Milford. A Deputy noticed what appeared to be a large generator that had been dismantled into several pieces. The generator matched the description of a generator that was stolen about a week prior. The generator was valued at around $20,000. A search warrant was then executed at the residence.