Border to border and beyond

Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 11:36 AM EST
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The Rutland/Windsor County DUI Task Force led more than 10 agencies in a wide-ranging enforcement event covering Vermont, New York and New Hampshire on Friday.

This enforcement was focused on a 100-mile stretch of Route 4 and Route 22A across the borders. The goal was for officials to make sure people were following the laws on a busy Friday night before the long Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend.

Studies show a driver's behavior changes about 500 to 1,000 feet after seeing an officer. Often, drivers will make sure they are careful when passing the officer and then return to reckless driving habits

The goal of Friday's law enforcement event was to make sure the police presence was so consistent along the busy Route 4 corridor, that it would significantly change the behaviors of drivers.

During the enforcement, the Rutland County Sheriff's office says they made the following:

105 Vehicles Stopped

1 DUI Arrest

1 Criminal DLS Arrest

3 Other Arrests

31 Speeding Violations

2 Operating Under Suspension

25 Other Violations

3 Hand-Held Tests

The Rutland County Sheriff's Department says the agencies provided consistent enforcement to let people know driving is a full-time job.