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Riverhead Town Police report making three arrests and issuing 555 summonses during the recent “Buckle Up New York” campaign.

Police used patrol enforcement and checkpoints during the campaign, which took place between May 20 and June 2, the department said in a press release issued Sunday.

Two people were arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree and one person was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, police said.

Police reported the following summonses issued: 94 for seatbelt violations (45 at checkpoints), 10 for child restraint violations (nine at checkpoints), 40 for cell phone violations (22 at checkpoints) and 412 for other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations (119 at checkpoints), including unlicensed operation, operating a vehicle with a suspended/revoked licensed, unregistered vehicle and uninspected vehicles.

The Riverhead Police Department will also be participating other Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee-funded programs during the summer months, including the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, known as STEP, which targets aggressive driving violations such as speeding, following too closely, failing to yield the right of way and changing lanes without signaling.

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