The Antioch Police Department and California Highway Patrol teamed up Tuesday to enforce traffic laws within Antioch city limits. The efforts paid off as they netted 74-traffic citations.
In a 4-hour period, to go along with the citations, police gave 5-warnings, towed 1-vehicle, and the highest recorded speed was a 68-mph in a 35-mph zone on Lone Tree Way.
“We are going to continue to use allied agencies to assist our crime reduction and traffic enforcement,” said Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando.
This is now the second time in a month where CHP have assisted Antioch Police to provide assistance for the traffic unit. Back in late June, CHP and Antioch worked together to net 70-citations focusing on Lone Tree Way, Hillcrest and Gentrytown areas.
Combined, the two efforts have resulted in 144 traffic tickets.
According to Chief Cantando, the traffic unit is currently a single man patrol and the officer is writing anywhere from 15-25 tickets per shift. As revenue becomes available, Cantando says there are plans to expand the traffic unit.