- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - Officers with the Bluefield Police Department are pulling over some motorists during traffic stops this holiday season and surprising them with gift cards instead of a ticket.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports (https://bit.ly/1Nra4dN ) a local businessman recently donated 50 gas cards, each worth $25, to the department so officers could hand them out to people who demonstrate good driving habits.

Patrolman Mike Pertee said being able to distribute the gift cards and see the reaction they generate helps take the stress out of the job.

Most people are dismayed when an officer pulls them over, so learning they’re not getting a ticket is a pleasant surprise.

Pertee says he tries to look for elderly people and families with children who might need a break around this time of the year.


Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, https://www.bdtonline.com

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