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Chesterfield Police pledge to write fewer tickets

(AP) — Some Virginia Police agencies are pledging to write fewer tickets.

Dana Schrad of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police tells WWBT that residents are now “irritated by what they consider aggressive enforcement.” This has inspired some agencies, like the Chesterfield Police, to go to a written warning system.

Schrad says that, with written warnings, officers can document that they stopped someone for a violation, but can send the person on their way without them having to go to court.

Tickets will still be issued for certain cases, including DUI and reckless driving.

 

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