Eye in Sky: FHP issues 137 citations Friday to I-75 motorists

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- Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Close gives a speeding ticket to a motorist on Interstate 75 on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Naples.

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David Albers/Staff - Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Close gives a speeding ticket to a motorist on Interstate 75 on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Naples.

UPDATE:

Florida Highway Patrol troopers issued more than 135 traffic citations Friday during a speed enforcement detail using FHP aircraft along Interstate 75 in Collier and Lee counties.

During the one-day enforcement period, "Eye in the Sky," FHP increased the number of troopers patrolling I-75 in Southwest Florida.

In Collier County, 125 citations were issued, 111 of which were for speeding motorists. In Lee County, 12 citations were issued, nine of which were for speeding, according to the FHP.

The Lee enforcement period was only 11 a.m. to noon Friday. The Sarasota County portion of the detail and the afternoon portion of the Lee County detail were cancelled due to inclement weather, the FHP reports.

Information on the non-speeding citations was not provided.

EARLIER:

Eye in sky: FHP aircraft spotting speeders today on I-75

Is that a bear in the air?

The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting a speed enforcement detail utilizing aircraft Friday along Interstate 75 in Collier and Lee counties.

“FHP is committed to promoting safety for motorists using the public highways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws that regulate and control motor vehicle traffic,” Lt. Gregory S. Bueno reports in a news release.

Inclement weather may prevent the multi-county operation from occurring, the FHP reports. In addition to Collier and Lee, FHP aircraft are monitoring the interstate in Sarasota County.

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Comments » 17

marcofriend writes:

Wonder if they are ticketing the Sheriff Dept. I usually follow their cars as they are the ones moving along at 8 - 15 mph over posted speed limits.

August8 writes:

in response to marcofriend:

Wonder if they are ticketing the Sheriff Dept. I usually follow their cars as they are the ones moving along at 8 - 15 mph over posted speed limits.

One more Marco whinner, the city is runith-over with these charactors !!!

marcofriend writes:

in response to August8:

One more Marco whinner, the city is runith-over with these charactors !!!

Ok, let's see how this works. You are a local police officer, I don't like speeders, and I'm the whiner (you should use spellcheck). Guess you win.

August8 writes:

in response to marcofriend:

Ok, let's see how this works. You are a local police officer, I don't like speeders, and I'm the whiner (you should use spellcheck). Guess you win.

Don't speed "whinner"

August8 writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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An excellent suggestion, can also act as a drone?

26yearsonmarco writes:

If this site does not prove just how s----- our population is becoming, then nothing will:

http://www.infowars.com/californians-...

Also, why must I seek the truth by reading news from other Countries?? Were we not lead to believe by our news sources that a "White Supremacist" was responsible for these killings???

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...

MrBreeze writes:

Attention all! Do not challenge August8 he is better than any of us.

Legend in his own mind.

marcofriend writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

Attention all! Do not challenge August8 he is better than any of us.

Legend in his own mind.

A#@hole in the mind of most others.

August8 writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

Attention all! Do not challenge August8 he is better than any of us.

Legend in his own mind.

C'mon Dad you don't really mean that do ya?

August8 writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

If this site does not prove just how s----- our population is becoming, then nothing will:

http://www.infowars.com/californians-...

Also, why must I seek the truth by reading news from other Countries?? Were we not lead to believe by our news sources that a "White Supremacist" was responsible for these killings???

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...

Yes, and that's why your needed on the site, don't get discouraged.

MrBreeze writes:

August8 I see your fan base is growing. Hurry before Mom catches you playing on the computer again.

August8 writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

August8 I see your fan base is growing. Hurry before Mom catches you playing on the computer again.

Hey Dad, he's your pal so what can I say?

MrBreeze writes:

At least I have pals Sport. Your fan base is ZERO

August8 writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

At least I have pals Sport. Your fan base is ZERO

Seriously doubt that, on this site fan's are no big deal !!
Hey, why are you not at work anyway?

August8 writes:

in response to August8:

Seriously doubt that, on this site fan's are no big deal !!
Hey, why are you not at work anyway?

Shish !!!!

MrBreeze writes:

For someone who does not care about this site you sure follow the comments close. Hurry up before Mom figures out your not looking for work again.

August8 writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

For someone who does not care about this site you sure follow the comments close. Hurry up before Mom figures out your not looking for work again.

Please, Shish !!!!!

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