ODOT pays for Oregon City crosswalk sting

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The Oregon Department of Transportation financed this crosswalk sting in Oregon City, Ore., Sunday, June 30, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)

OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN) — With the weather warming up and the sun out in full force, more people are walking around outside. But with those extra pedestrians comes extra risk.

That’s why the Oregon City Police Department staged a decoy operation Sunday on Molalla Avenue in Oregon City. They planted at least one pedestrian at a designated crossing. If a driver didn’t stop, he or she was pulled over.

One police officer said people in the neighborhood asked for the “crosswalk detail” because of bad drivers in the area.

“It’s been going well as far as operations,” Oregon City Police Sgt. Matthew Pascal told KOIN 6 News. “We’ve got a lot of people who are following and obeying the law — and some people who don’t even see him as he walks across.”

The Oregon Department of Transportation paid for Sunday’s operation.

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