Hundreds Cited on HOV Day
June 15, 2011 5:02 pm - Potomac Local News
Each person arrested violated state laws governing the High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes, police said.
The arrests come as officers set out to crack down on HOV violators as part of Capital Region HOV Awareness Day.
Police issued 575 HOV violations, 548 of them first-time violations, 19 second-time violations, six people were cited for their third offense and two were stopped and issued a summons for their fourth, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.
Police also cited 32 drivers for reckless driving, 25 for speeding, and one driver from Centreville was charged with DUI.
Police planned to use a series of enforcement methods to catch HOV violators, including sitting along the side of roads and roving enforcement using police cruisers.