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Douglas County District Court’s January traffic dockets continued

Amid record numbers of new COVID-19 cases, the Douglas County district attorney’s office has continued traffic dockets for Jan. 14, 21 and 28.

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“In light of our current situation, it simply is not safe to conduct business as usual with what is typically a large docket, causing many people to crowd into the courtroom,” DA Suzanne Valdez said in a news release Wednesday. “The health and safety of our community should always be our top priorities.”

The Friday morning traffic court dockets were on hold from around the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 through May 2021, when they resumed. With COVID cases climbing higher than ever, crowded courtrooms could cause significant spread.

Anyone with an outstanding citation may contact the DA’s office at 785-838-2443 or datraffic@douglascountyks.org to receive a new court date, according to the release.

“While this office cannot offer legal advice, we can provide information about scheduled court appearances and discuss potential resolutions to pending cases,” the release states. “This office is committed to making the Traffic Court process as smooth as possible.”

See the next six months of scheduled hearings on the district court’s website.

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