LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

Melbourne, FL (Florida Today) -- Motorists caught speeding to grandma's house in Melbourne weregreeted with a bittersweet Christmas Day surprise as officers doled outwarnings and tickets alongside scratch-off lottery games.

The unique move was an added touch Melbourne police officers wanted to put on the normally quiet holiday traffic.

By1 p.m. Christmas Day, more than 30 scratch-off game tickets were handedout to speeders and other traffic violators in a bid to spread holidaycheer while keeping the roads safe, police say.

"We're just doing a little bit of a different technique," said Sgt. Jamie Rocque.

Check out some ofour mostread stories from 2013:

#shortyellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights

Terrorism Warning:Memo says terrorists practicing dry-runs on Florida flights

Kittens shot:Officer shoots kittens in front of children

Courtroom apology:Woman apologizes for flipping off judge

Weird ice: Strange, giant circles appear on frozen pond

Controversial Club:College student organizes "White Student Union"

CFO Trouble:School administrative chief in trouble over her porn sex blog

Warning Shot Wife:Mother gets 20 years for firing warning shots at abusive husband

Science Arrest: Teen girl arrested over science project explosion

Wait, WHAT??Dog shoots man in the leg with a handgun

Popular photo galleries:

Faces of Meth:Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers

Travon Martin Shooting:Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos

Hooters Winners:Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant

Rejected:Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV ***warning graphic***

Deadly sinkhole:Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole

Popular Databases:

Florida Sex Offenders:Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here

Restaurant Inspections:Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here

LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://on.wtsp.com/1cSSZuP