OGDEN, Utah — Police agencies in Odgen and Box Elder county may slap a gas surcharge on to some traffic tickets to help departments offset the rising cost of gas.

Odgen Police Chief Jon Greiner says he wants to add the surchage to traffic tickets and accident-related citations. He says adding the fee will require a new city ordinance.

Greiner says his department was $130,000 over its alloted fuel budget in the last fiscal year. He says a $20 ticket surcharge could generate as much as $60,000.

Box Elder County Sheriff Lynn Yeates says he's considering a similar proposal.