A special Highway Patrol detail Wednesday caught speeders and more on State Route 347.
According to Sgt. Steven Sekrecki, State Troopers made 88 traffic stops in eight hours and handed out 65 speeding tickets. The fastest speed recorded was 82 mph in a 55 mph.
There were six citations for failure to wear a seatbelt. Two vehicles were impounded because the driver was driving without a valid license. There were two arrests for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sekrecki said there were also 11 citations issued for non-hazardous violations, such as not having proper registration and insurance.
The detailed involved three State Troopers and a sergeant with the Arizona Highway Patrol in Casa Grande and one officer from the Gila River Police Department.
Sekrecki said special details are conducted to reduce collisions and get impaired drivers off of the highway. Data resulting from the detail may be used to enhance enforcement efforts in the county.