- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a story July 7 about traffic tickets, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature of a written warning system. While the system was inspired by what some residents consider aggressive enforcement, the Chesterfield Police Department has not pledged to write fewer tickets.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Police agencies add written warning as traffic stop option

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Some Virginia police agencies have started issuing written warnings.

Dana Schrad of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police tells WWBT-TV (https://bit.ly/29pSjhi) that residents are now “irritated by what they consider aggressive enforcement.” This has inspired some agencies, like the Chesterfield Police, to go to a written warning system.

Schrad says that with written warnings, officers can document that they stopped someone for a violation, but can send people on their way without them having to go to court.

Tickets will still be issued for certain cases, including DUI and reckless driving.

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