Monday, November 10, 2008

Police arming Newcastle residents with radar guns Staff

NEWCASTLE, Wash. – Residents in Newcastle who complain that drivers are speeding through their neighborhoods will now have proof.

Newcastle police are arming residents with radar guns. The guns will record the speed and license plate numbers of drivers.

Officers will send out warning letters to speeding drivers. While those warnings will not carry a fine, police say the program will help them determine whether they need additional patrols in those neighborhoods.

Newcastle police say their first volunteer caught over 70 speeders in three days.

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