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Plainfield Police Issue 85 Seat Belt Tickets During July 4 Crackdown

Enforcement lasted from June 23 to July 6.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
From June 23 to July 6, the Plainfield police and other area law enforcement agencies conducted an IDOT-supported enforcement to remind motorists to buckle up and driver sober for the 4th of July weekend.

During the mobilization, Plainfield police issued/arrested:
  • 85 seat belt citations
  • 6 child safety seat citations 
    6 DUI arrests
  • 1 warrant arrest
  • 2 suspended/revoked license arrests
  • 11 uninsured motorist citations
  • 12 speeding citations
  • 1 drug arrest
  • 1 possession of drug paraphernalia arrest
  • 10 illegal use of cell phone citations
  • 8 illegal possession of alcohol by a minor arrests
  • 3 illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor arrests
  • 44 other citations

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to get drunk drivers off our roadways and encourage seat belt use, especially during late-night hours.  Extra emphasis was given to the late-night hours when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest buckle up. 

The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds 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.

Dan B July 08, 2014 at 12:34 PM
85 = $$$$$$$$. Thanks PPD
JB July 08, 2014 at 05:04 PM
I'm just relieved that all those dangerous non seat belt wearing people have been punished
Tim July 08, 2014 at 05:15 PM
For $afety. On a related note: I wonder if the police on the west side of town just let those driving through without seat belts just keep going. You know, since once it gets past the west side of town, it's practically out of town and there's really no reason to act on it.

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