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Councilwoman issues travel advisory for East Cleveland citing 'high number of police chases'

Posted at 12:34 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 12:34:14-05

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — East Cleveland Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy has issued a travel advisory to motorists following “the high number of police chases that resulted in crashes in the city."

In the letter, Gowdy, of Ward 2, urged all residents and those traveling through the City of East Cleveland to obey traffic laws and comply with an officer’s request if stopped.

Read the full letter below:

"Due to the high number of Police chases that have resulted in crashes in the City of East Cleveland over the past several weeks, I feel it is my duty, as an Elected Official as well as a concerned resident of the City of East Cleveland to strongly advise anyone traveling through the City of East Cleveland, proceed with extra caution and remain aware of your surroundings while driving at all times.

"I also implore all residents and those traveling through the City of East Cleveland to please, please obey the traffic laws. If for any reason you are stopped by one of the City’s Police Officers, comply with the Officer’s request. Do not make sudden moves, keep your hands visible and your insurance and license within arm’s reach.

"I want everyone to stay safe during these difficult times."

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