Officers mean business on I-26, issue hundreds of tickets, warnings

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina highway patrol is not kidding and officers mean business when it comes to safety on the roads.

From last Monday through Friday, the enforcement team on Interstate 26 had written 214 tickets on various violations and 143 warnings.

The crackdown started last week and will be focused on I-26 from Ashley Phosphate Road all the way up to where I-26 meets I-95.

Troopers also will target sections of I-26 north of I-95 to Columbia. The plan is to use marked patrol cars as well as unmarked cars to crack down on speeders.

The Highway Patrol says the crackdown won't be a one-day operation and it will be done until further notice. The Berkeley and Dorchester County sheriff's offices also will participate.

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