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Officers pull over 57 vehicles, issue 57 citations during pair of crosswalk stings

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Officers pulled over 57 vehicles and issued a total of 57 citations during a pair of sting operations last week near the pedestrian crosswalk where a local married couple was killed more than two weeks ago.According to Nevada Highway Patrol statistics obtained Monday, 47 of the citations were for drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians at the painted crosswalk on Highway 28 near Radio Shack and U.S. Bank.The other 10 drivers did yield to pedestrians, but they were seen driving while operating a non-hands-free device, officials said, and thus received citations for violating the new Nevada cellphone law, which went into effect January 1.The ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk carries a $195 fine each time, said NHP Trooper Chuck Allen.According to previous reports, those pulled over for texting, talking or otherwise using a non-hands-free device are subject to a $50 fine for the first offense, $100 for the second and $250 for the third and subsequent offenses.

Bonanza Editor Kevin MacMillan covered one of the sting operations, which took place Friday at the crosswalk where Robert C. Mathis and Linda S. Mathis, both 46, of Incline Village, were killed attempting to cross the highway on the evening of Friday, Dec. 30.Read more about the sting operation here:www.tahoebonanza.com/article/20120113/NEWS/120119962/1061andamp;ParentProfile=1050Read more about the incident and the Mathises here:www.tahoebonanza.com/article/20120111/NEWS/120119987andamp;parentprofile=searchRead more about the incident investigation here:www.tahoebonanza.com/article/20120111/NEWS/120119989andamp;parentprofile=search

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 17, 2012 05:34PM Published Jan 17, 2012 05:30PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.