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Antioch Police and CHP Net 74-Traffic Citations Tuesday

by ECT

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.


CHP assists Antioch Police in patrolling Lone Tree Way on July 21, 2015

“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.

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AJ Jul 23, 2015 - 8:10 am

I am so glad traffic enforcement is back. There are so many crazy drivers in Antioch. I know they won’t be able to cite all of them but they are sending a message, Slow down!

Dale Jul 23, 2015 - 8:19 am

W OW! This is great, I was just ran off the road on Hillcrest, by a crazy going well over 60 MPH and blowing through lights!! A very scary road with people on bikes, walking and crossing the street.

Julio Jul 23, 2015 - 8:43 am

Thank you Chief and CHP. All officers, we appreciate this! The new stop sign at Gentry Town and Putnam, a 3-way stop, seems to have had a traffic slowing effect. Better than a speed bump!

0321jarhead Jul 24, 2015 - 7:40 am

It would also be nice if they were to catch speeders on 18th street between Hillcrest and Neroly. It is posted 45mph but, a lot of people go way faster than what is posted.

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