Jennings deputies hunting for traffic law violators

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department says it is stepping up traffic enforcement as truck drivers take the wrong route to detour around road construction and as other drivers violate traffic rules in the community.

According to the department, community members have been concerned about increasing traffic violations. In response, deputies have been stepping up enforcement leading to more than 135 traffic stops. There have been numerous citations for violations including speeding, distracted driving and failing to obey traffic control devices.

There have also been complaints about semis using North Base Road and County Road 50E to circumvent road construction. But the roads are clearly marked “No Trucks” and were not designed to handle heavy truck traffic. Deputies are monitoring the situations and will write citations for commercial vehicles traveling on the roads.

The sheriff’s department is urging drivers to adhere to traffic laws, to remain vigilant, and to drive responsibly.