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Law enforcement blitz starts Wednesday
SCHP teams up with CPD, EPD and KCSO to combat rise in county traffic deaths
Law Enforcement Blitz
Members of local enforcement agencies and the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) with their patrol vehicles in front of the Kershaw-Cornwallis House at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park. The SCHP and other agencies will be strictly enforcing traffic laws during a blitz this Wednesday through Saturday in Kershaw County in response to a high number of traffic deaths. The participating officers include (from left to right) Elgin Police Department Lt. Alan Anders, Kershaw County Sheriffs Office Cpl. Aaron Threatt, SCHP Lance Cpl. Tony Cannaday (on motorcycle), Camden Police Department Cpl. Jared Smith and SCHP Trooper Melissa Buck. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and local law enforcement will team up for special enforcement efforts in Kershaw County Wednesday geared toward stemming the spike in fatalities that the area is seeing this year compared to 2012. There have been 11 highway deaths in Kershaw County this year compared to 12 for the entire year in 2012, according to a SCHP press release. Troop One Capt. C.T. Stephens said this statistic is even more disturbing when you look at the causes.