45 cited, 2 arrested, stolen vehicle recovered, during San Jacinto speed enforcement operation

SAN JACINTO — Speeders, reckless drivers, and even a person driving a stolen vehicle were caught off guard when they were nabbed during a high visibility, speed enforcement operation in San Jacinto yesterday, Wednesday, Oct. 16.

In all, deputies issued a total of 45 speeding tickets – including two for drivers caught driving in excess of 100 miles per hour – during the enforcement operation, which took place on Sanderson Ave. near Ramona Blvd.

Yesterday’s enforcement operation came on the heels of numerous major injury and fatal traffic collisions that have happened in the area over the past few weeks; including a high-speed, head-on collision and rollover accident that happened Oct. 8, a Sept. 28 head-on rollover crash that left a 25-year-old Cathedral City man dead, and another deadly, high-speed rollover crash that killed a Moreno Valley man Sept. 18.

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Based on those and numerous other major injury and fatal accidents throughout the San Jacinto valley, many of which involved speeding or reckless drivers, members of the San Jacinto Sheriff Station’s Traffic Enforcement Team spent yesterday morning and afternoon targeting those refusing to travel at safe speeds or illegally and dangerously passing other motorists who chose to obey the posted speed limits throughout the area.

During the operation deputies stopped countless drivers, ultimately issuing 45 speeding tickets; including two people caught driving at 107 and 104 mph, according to a San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station social media release.

Additionally, two drivers were cited for driving on suspended licenses, one was cited for driving without a license, one was arrested for delaying an officer during a traffic enforcement stop, and another was arrested after he was found to be driving a stolen vehicle and in possession of an illegal weapon.

A total of three vehicles were towed during the successful traffic enforcement operation.

San Jacinto sheriff’s deputies say many other similar enforcement operations are planned for the future and in their social media release reminded area motorists “to please slow down and get to where you are going safely.”

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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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