The Lodi Police Department conducted a rail safety operation in conjunction with Union Pacific's Operation Lifesaver on Tuesday as part of Lodi Police Department's commitment to public safety.
The operation was conducted along the railroad tracks within Lodi from roughly 1 to 3 p.m.
According to a press release from the Lodi Police Department, a total of seven Lodi police officers and four Union Pacific officers participated in the event. Officers worked in patrol cars, on bicycles and motorcycles during the enforcement stopping violators for crimes pertaining to rail safety.
Overall, 23 citations were issued during the two-hour operation, the department stated.
Below is the breakdown:
- One vehicle was cited for driving on the wrong side of the roadway.
- Four pedestrians were cited for crossing railroad tracks while crossing arms were down.
- Eighteen pedestrians were cited for trespassing on railroad property.
- Seven of the 18 pedestrians cited were juveniles walking on the Mokelumne River railroad trestle.
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