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[February 08, 2013]

BRIEF: Police Chief's Report

WAURIKA, Feb 06, 2013 (Waurika News-Democrat - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Waurika drivers seemed to have a heavy foot on their accelerators in January, according to the monthly report Police Chief Gary Whittington presented to members of the Waurika City Commission.

In Whittington's written report at Monday's regular meeting, the police chief noted that of the 105 total citations issued in January, 62 were for speeding.

The report also noted that the department received approximately 300 calls during the first month of 2013, and that of the 105 issued, 101 were written through the Waurika Municipal Court.

Noting the department made four arrests, Whittington also said approximately 55 warnings were issued.

The arrests in January were one for domestic assault, one for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license and two for outstanding warrants. Several cases are also still under investigation.

These were the citations entered through the municipal court: - 66 for speeding; - 5 for no proof of liability insurance; - 7 for failure to stop at a stop sign; - 2 for expired driver's license/no driver's license/driving under suspension; - 2 for reckless driving; - 16 for miscellaneous or other infractions; and, - 7 for failure to pay all taxes due the state.

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