Officers From Five Agencies Conduct Special Enforcement Project

Northwest Iowa —  This past Friday, September 20th, five law enforcement agencies came together to conduct a joint enforcement project in Lyon, Osceola, and Sioux Counties.

The enforcement project was conducted by the Lyon, Sioux, and Osceola County Sheriff’s Offices, along with the Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement.

According to Iowa State Patrol Trooper Nick Erdmann, the project yielded a total of 100 citations, including: 44 for speed; 15 for seatbelt violations; 4 for texting while driving; and 1 arrest for OWI.

In addition, officers issued 138 warnings, conducted 18 Commercial Vehicle Inspections, assisted 4 motorists, and arrested two people on outstanding warrants.

Erdmann says the brightest spot in the enforcement action is that ZERO fatalities occurred during the action.

A total of 23 Officers participated in the project and were assisted by the Iowa State Patrol Airwing.

This project was done in conjunction with Iowa’s “Under 300” goal to reduce fatality collisions. As of September 20th, 2019 Iowa stands at 234 fatalities for the year, 4 more than on the same date last year.

The 5 agencies involved would like to remind the public that through their driving and their choices, we can reduce fatalities and meet our goal.


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