LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –The Lawton Police Department would like to remind everyone that there are guidelines in place when it comes to vehicle accidents on private property.
The Lawton City Council passed resolution #15-80 on Oct. 13, 2015, which was implemented on Dec. 1, 2015. The resolution sets guidelines for when police are needed at a vehicle accident on private property.
"The Lawton Police Department will definitely respond to a private property accident if there is a personal injury, if the accident involves a drunk driver or someone under the influence of any other intoxicating substance, and if the accident involves a State or City vehicle," Det. Nancy Lombardo said.
Resolution #15-80 has reduced the volume of calls for the Lawton Police Department, which allows them to ensure a more timely response to priority calls.