VT State Police step up traffic enforcement
UPDATE: During the campaign, police arrested nine people and handed out dozens of other violations for things like speeding or distracted driving. They caught four impaired drivers.
The Vermont State Police are kicking off an aggressive traffic enforcement campaign through Chittenden County Saturday.
The two-phase campaign will start with police looking for drivers who engage in risky and potentially life-threatening behavior such as speeding, not moving over or texting while driving. The second part will focus on impaired driving.
Police say summer in Vermont comes with more risk-taking, often because more cars are on the roads.
This will be the first of a series of these initiatives planned throughout the state.