Police: Memorial Day Crackdown Nets 8 DUI Arrests

Hundreds of seat belt violation citations were also issued.

From May 1 to 28, the and the Illinois Department of Transportation sponsored a campaign to crack down on impaired drivers and remind motorists to buckle up.

Through Memorial Day, the Plainfield Police Department issued 722 occupant restraint violation citations and arrested eight impaired drivers, according to Traffic Sgt. Eric Munson.

The program was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety.

Plainfield Resident June 06, 2012 at 05:27 PM
721 unless you count unbuckling and immediately buckling back up at at stop light to remove something from your pocket :-/
T-Bone June 06, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Sounds like 730 people that should have known better! You don't chance it in Plainfield, They will get you!
Sheila Raddatz June 06, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Isn't that about $55,000 in seat belt ticket revenue in month's time? It was also a federal funded project. Safer streets and revenue. What's the catch? :o) It sounds like a win-win for Plainfield--well, unless you were a recipient of a ticket, of course.
Miguel Sanchez June 06, 2012 at 07:25 PM
722? Did every single car get checked? I wonder if any Veterans were ticketed.
Hugo June 06, 2012 at 07:30 PM
With that kind of catch-and-release mentality, I highly doubt the seat-belt writers are checking I.D.s of passengers for warrants, asking to search for contraband, or anything else. Just write the cheap ticket and move on to the next. clap...clap....clap...
Tim June 06, 2012 at 07:35 PM
What's the catch? Downtown businesses keep closing for some reason... I wonder what could possibly be keeping people away from the area directly adjacent to one of the most traveled roads in the region.
Travis Wright June 06, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Yeah ok HUGO......you obviously know nothing about law enforcement.......I highly doubt the PPD is not checking license plates and drivers license status during these stops. This comment is obviously another unwarranted jab at law enforcement as a whole.
Hugo June 06, 2012 at 10:39 PM
You didn't read a word I wrote.
Travis Wright June 06, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Yes I did. You said the PPD is not checking passengers, conducting searches for contraband, etc. Of course you would never see a stat for vehicles searched or passengers being checked, everyone wants numbers, numbers, numbers..........
Hugo June 07, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Of course you would see a stat. They have to document every search and every request to search. And if there are searches, you'd think SOME contraband might show up. Just a little? Nope. It's catch and release. I gaurantee it. At least by the traffic nazis.
John Givens June 07, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Yes, the traffic unit is brutal....
Hugo June 07, 2012 at 04:33 PM
They would feel flattered by "brutal". Petty and short-sighted is more like it.
T-Bone June 07, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I know they did a "Safety Check" on the 26th at 59 just south Mejiers and EVERYONE got pulled in that was going Northbound. I am sure many of those were from that night.


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