Carmel police traffic-safety unit to focus on speeders, drunken drivers
By Terence Corcoran • firstname.lastname@example.org • October 1, 2009
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CARMEL - Police Chief Michael Johnson has appointed two experienced officers to work together as the department's new traffic-safety unit, beginning today.
Johnson cited recent drunken-driving tragedies in the Lower Hudson Valley "and, particularly, in our county as well as the ever-increasing complaints regarding speeding vehicles" in announcing the unit's formation.
Officers Thomas Johanson and Brian Shay have been assigned to the unit.
One officer will work day shifts, concentrating on speeding violations and accident-prone intersections.
The other officer will work evening and nights shifts, Tuesdays through Saturdays, concentrating on speeding and enforcement of drunken-driving laws.
Johnson said he appointed Johanson and Shay because they are among the department's top performers in enforcing vehicle and traffic laws and both have additional training in drunken-driving enforcement and accident reconstruction.