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Police Run Pedestrian Safety Sting In Bethesda

By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 5/9/2013, 4:08pm  ET

Montgomery County police carMontgomery County Police issued 56 citations to drivers who failed to stop for a plainclothes officers crossing a crosswalk near the intersection of Democracy Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road today.

The pedestrian enforcement sting, during which officers dressed in bright clothes and attempted to cross Democracy Boulevard in crosswalks, netted 77 total traffic citations. One person was arrested and charged with a drug offense.

The sting went on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It was the second day of the Department’s sting operations. On Wednesday, officers ran the sting in Aspen Hill and handed out 72 citations from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.