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National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind county motorists that the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization kicked off on August 16th and will continue through September 3rd. Deputies will be patrolling diligently along with other agencies within the county to keep our citizens and the roadways safe.

The National Highway Safety Administration reported in 2015 that there were 10,265 fatalities in the United States in drunk driving crashes. This is a 3.2% increase from 2014. This includes 181 children age 14 or younger killed in 2015.

The Sheriff’s Office asks for your help in reducing these numbers. Have a plan if consuming alcohol, and have a great holiday. For more information on the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, or to find ways to stay safe on the roadway, visit NHTSA’s website, or contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office.

 

https://one.nhtsa.gov/drivesober/

 

BACK TO SCHOOL!

 

August in upon us and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to stay alert and use caution as county schools open their doors for the school year. School zone speed limits will be in effect and school buses will be on the roadways. Remember to use caution when in and around school zones and be attentive as school buses will be stopping often at loading zones for students traveling to and from school. We at the Sheriff’s Office wish students a great school year, and hope to work together with the citizens of Pottawatomie County to ensure the safety of students and motorists.

For information on back to school tips for drivers, visit the National Safety Council Website or contact the Sheriff’s Office with any questions or concerns.

http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/back-to-school-safety-tips-for-drivers.aspx

 

Public Assistance Needed Concerning Monday’s Pursuit

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in locating witnesses or motorist who were affected by the pursuit on Monday July 24th, 2017 at approximately 1:30 PM. During the event deputies witnessed the suspect driving erratic in excess of 100 mph and in the oncoming lane of traffic running citizens vehicles off of the roadway. The pursuit began in Tecumseh and traveled southbound along numerous roads ending just south of Asher.  When the suspects drove through Asher they ran the stop sign at HWY 39, traveling southbound in the north bound lane on Hwy 177, at a high rate of speed not slowing down and nearly hit a passenger car.  If you know of someone or you were one of those motorist / witness to the pursuit, especially the driver in the intersection who was almost hit in Asher,  please contact Captain Chad Pope at 405-275-2526.

 

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 22

 Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office Will Show Zero Tolerance

[Pottawatomie County, OK]—As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

“Our law enforcement personnel see firsthand the loss of life when people refuse to buckle up,” said Sheriff Michael D. Booth. “It’s such a simple thing, and it should be an automatic next step after sitting down in a vehicle.” As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer vacation season ramps up, “We want to keep our community members safe, and make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash: buckling up. If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving and gets them to buckle up, we’ll consider it a success.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 22,441 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2015 were unrestrained. At night from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number soared to 57 percent of those killed. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In Pottawatomie County, the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation is $20.00.  The maximum penalty for an unrestrained child is $255.25.

“In 2015, vehicle crashes claimed the lives of 20 people in Pottawatomie County” said Sheriff Booth. Nationwide, almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2015, more than half (52%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 42 percent were not buckled up.

“Did you know someone who was killed in a crash because they did not buckle up?” asked Sheriff Booth. “Please, help us spread this life-saving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up, every trip, every time.”

 

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 5/10/2017 10:45 PM to 11:30 PM CDT for Pottawatomie County. 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 5/10/2017 10:45 PM to 11:30 PM CDT for Pottawatomie County. 


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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

National Weather Service Norman OK

1045 PM CDT WED MAY 10 2017
The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…

Seminole County in east central Oklahoma…

East central Cleveland County in central Oklahoma…

Pottawatomie County in central Oklahoma…

West central Hughes County in southeastern Oklahoma…
* Until 1130 PM CDT
* At 1045 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

extending from 3 miles east of Pink to near Brooksville to 3 miles

southeast of Macomb to 4 miles north of Wanette, moving east at 40

mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage 

to roofs, siding, and trees. 
* Locations impacted include…

Shawnee, Seminole, Tecumseh, Wewoka, Pink, Maud, Earlsboro,

Bowlegs, Asher, Tribbey, Cromwell, Johnson, St. Louis, Brooksville,

Macomb, Little, Bethel Acres, Lima, Centerview and Harjo.
This includes Interstate 40 between mile markers 182 and 208.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

building.
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LAT…LON 3499 9649 3497 9716 3509 9711 3517 9711

3531 9722 3546 9677 3546 9666 3543 9662

3540 9662 3540 9660 3541 9658 3534 9646

3518 9643

TIME…MOT…LOC 0345Z 257DEG 33KT 3527 9707 3519 9700 3511 9698 3503

9702
HAIL…1.00IN

WIND…60MPH