(WICHITA, Kan.) — Local law enforcement issued 56 citations while conducting Operation Impact on Meridian. For 24 hours, Wichita Police, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputies and the Valley Center Police department monintored the busy road.
After they were done, they issued 35 speeding tickets, 9 seat belt violations and 7 no proof of insurance tickets. Two were brought in for felony warrants and two others for having an open container.
November 2, 2011
Some unlucky drivers on Meridian saw Valley Center Police Sergeant Matt Vogt's flashing lights in their rear view mirrors.
"Since you're under the age of 18, you do have to come to court for even the speeding ticket,” Vogt said to a driver.
Officers from Valley Center, Wichita, and Sedgwick County targeted one of the area's arteries.
"We've done several of these. This is the first one on Meridian,” Wichita Sergeant Chris McAuliffe said.
“Operation Impact” started about a year ago.