KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Continues to Enforce Traffic Violations in School Zones

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Continues to Enforce Traffic Violations in School Zones
DATE: August 15, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
During the second week of school, August 11 through 15, 2014, the Kingsport Police Department continued to conduct extra traffic enforcement in the various school zones throughout the City of Kingsport. Over this five day period, officers arrested six individuals after stopping them for traffic violations committed in school zones and issued 93 citations for assorted traffic offenses committed in school zones.

These numbers indicate some improvement from the previous week when nine arrests were made and 136 citations were issued in Kingsport’s school zones. The citations were issued for a variety of traffic violations, and the arrests are detailed below:

On August 11, 2014, George Samuel Childers, Jr., a 27 year old white male, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation and transported to jail after being stopped for not wearing his seatbelt while driving through a school zone.

On August 11, 2014, Taylor D. Powell, a 20 year old white female, was arrested for Driving on a Revoked License, Improper Passing, and Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance and released on a misdemeanor citation after she was stopped for illegally passing three cars on the shoulder of the road while driving through a school zone.

On August 13, 2014, Joyce Ann Hensley, a 43 year old white female, was arrested for Driving on a Suspended License, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance and transported to jail after she was stopped for driving 60 mph in a 25 mph school zone.

On August 13, 2014, Timothy Marion Mobley, a 39 year old white male, was arrested for Driving on a Suspended License (3rd Offense) and Speeding and released on a misdemeanor citation after being stopped for driving 42 mph in a 25 mph school zone.

On August 15, 2014, Richard A. Grubb, a 53 year old white male, was arrested for Driving on a Suspended License, Driving an Unregistered Vehicle, and Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance and released on a misdemeanor citation after he was stopped for driving through a school zone with an illegally altered temporary license plate.

On August 15, 2014, Sean T. Holland, a 28 year old white male, was arrested for No Driver License in Possession and Speeding and released on a misdemeanor citation after he was stopped for driving 39 mph in a 25 mph school zone.

When it comes to traffic safety, the ultimate goal of the Kingsport Police Department is driver compliance. Ideally, all motorists would obey all traffic laws, especially in school zones, and citations would not be necessary. In the meantime, however, officers will continue to provide a visible police presence and enforce traffic violations in school zones and address violations accordingly.

Motorists are once again reminded that school is back in session, so please drive safely and obey all traffic laws, especially in school zones.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit