No Firework Citations Issued in Hays
When the City of Hays decided to ban the sale and use of fireworks in Hays, after they had already been on sale, the Hays Police Department thought that they would see a lot of illegal use of fireworks. Instead they found that the people of Hays, for the most part, obeyed the ban.
Lt. Brandon Wright with the Hays Police Department said that there were no citations issued and the Hays PD has issued just one warning since the ban went in effect. Wright said the warning was issued to the renter of a property that was hosting a party because they were unable to determine who was lighting the fireworks.
Wright also said that the majority of the calls they received were people asking questions after the ban was already in place.