Police cracking down on jaywalkers
Fine for jaywalking as much as $200 for Class C misdemeanor
Jaywalkers, beware: Even if you are looking out for cars, now San Antonio police will be taking time to look out for you.
The grace period for jaywalking infractions is over.
Police are trying to curb the number of accidents, which have resulted in 31 fatalities since January.
"There are an inordinate number of people who are getting hit by vehicles while jaywalking," said San Antonio police Chief William McManus. "Anyone who is seen jaywalking by a police officer, be prepared to be stopped."
The fine for jaywalking could be as high as $200 for a Class C misdemeanor.
"I won't be doing that again," said Jerry Pena, who was caught jaywalking by KSAT's cameras on Wednesday.
"I don’t know that its worth $200, " said Rusty McCauley, who KSAT also caught jaywalking.
“Every member of the department is out looking for jaywalkers (and) being alert for jaywalkers,” McManus said.
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