Eufaula police release September crime stats, speeding tickets on the rise

Updated: Oct. 10, 2017 at 2:31 PM EDT
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(Source: Eufaula Police Department/ Facebook)
(Source: Eufaula Police Department/ Facebook)

EUFAULA, AL (WTVM) – The Eufaula Police Department has released its crime statistics for the month of September.

Below is a breakdown of calls they responded to.

  • Traffic Stops: 633
  • Traffic Citations: 294
  • Traffic Crashes: 40
  • Calls for Service: 2,354
  • Misdemeanor Arrests: 62
  • Felony Arrests: 11

According to police, the vast majority of traffic citations were issued for speeding. The most extreme was 36 mph over the speed limit.

The leading cause of traffic crashes was misjudging stopping distance resulting in several rear-end collisions.

Drivers are always urged to pay attention, drive defensively, and don't become a statistic.

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