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Labor Day Crackdown Nets 5 DUIs, 320 Seat Belt Tickets

Plainfield police, IDOT took part in enforcement from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.

Editor’s note: The following is from a press release issued by the :

A Labor Day enforcement sponsored by Plainfield police and the Illinois Department of Transportation Division of Traffic Safety resulted in five arrests for impaired driving and 320 occupant restraint citations.

The enforcement was aimed at reducing highway fatalities and cracking down on drunken drivers and people who failed to buckle up.

The crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety grants through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.

John Tips September 05, 2012 at 01:14 PM
WOW - Wondering how many drivers were also ticketed all the people who have only one brake light working, no tail lights, cracked windshields, no front plate, or insurance?????
concernedresident September 05, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Plainfield is slowly becoming the areas top speed/railroad/spot check trap. Sad thing is how it's affecting local business. I was in downtown Plainfield this past Saturday and let's just say it wasn't the typical holiday weekend. What crowds there were dissipated before midnight. Maybe instead of finding ways to fine locals and curb businesses the village can provide a real service. Now I am all against drunk driving but when you start throwing in seat belt and railroad violations this is just getting ridiculous. If you are concerned about safety why not offer "Designated Driver" programs, ie discounted cab rides, cheap tows or how about some public transportation? Better yet lets build another damn pedestrian bridge that goes nowhere.
Larry S September 05, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I agree with you on the RR enforcements, it should be conducted maybe 2 times a year, but you really can't botch about the DUI or seatbelt enforcement. That is conducted all over the State each year, numerous times. I was recently stopped in 2 of joliets seat belt enforcements. That's policing now adays. Federal and State grants are being given to most police departments for these enforcements.
Hugo September 05, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Downtown needs a parking garage. Problem is this: NIMBY. Therefore, the downtown will remain the tattered, pathetic step-child to Naperville. The police have nothing to do with it. Seatbelt or no seatbelt enforcements, the basic congestion and confusion remains the same.
Moe September 05, 2012 at 05:35 PM
I believe a parking garage would do wonders, for downtown Plainfield. Maybe they should consider knocking down the old fire station, and build a parking garage there?
Larry S September 05, 2012 at 07:03 PM
It is for sale........I would lieto see the price tag on that thing?

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