VCPD to Give Tickets for Ice Cream This Summer

Heidi Harris
Staff Writer

Valley City police officers are joining 34 other law enforcement agencies from across North Dakota to write a record number of citations this summer. Citations for ice cream, that is.

The Valley City Police Department is participating in AAA’s “I Got Caught” campaign, in which area youth will be “written up” and rewarded with free Dairy Queen ice cream for wearing a helmet while biking, skateboarding or in-line skating. 

“We want to encourage youth to wear a helmet in hopes they develop a lifelong appreciation for safety,” said Gene LaDoucer, North Dakota spokesman for AAA-The Auto Club Group.  “Program sponsors enjoy providing positive reinforcement to youth and hope parents will take the next step in modeling the desired habit of wearing helmets themselves.”

More on this story can be found in the May 14 edition of the Times-Record.