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Police to crack down on cruising

March 22, 2001

Police to crack down on cruising



Motorists seen cruising in downtown Hagerstown will be ticketed beginning today, according to Hagerstown City Police Chief Arthur Smith.

Smith said signs warning people against cruising will be up by today and officers will be on the lookout.

Cruising is prohibited along East Franklin and East Washington streets between Potomac Street and Cleveland Avenue from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cruising is defined as driving past a point in the designated area three or more times during a two-hour period.

Those caught cruising could be fined as much as $250.

The anti-cruising law includes a "sunset" provision and will expire Oct. 1, 2002.

Drivers are allowed to cruise on Dual Highway as long as they turn at Cannon Avenue, he said.

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