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Crime & Courts

Sycamore Police write 21 tickets in seatbelt, impaired driving enforcement campaign

SYCAMORE – Extra police patrols aimed at keeping roads safe ahead of the Labor Day weekend resulted in Sycamore Police making 48 traffic stops that resulted in 21 traffic citations in August.

According to a new release, the citations issued included one arrest for impaired driving and seven citations to people who were not wearing seatbelts in vehicles.

In coordination with law enforcement agencies around the state as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over / Click it or Ticket” campaign, Sycamore police ramped up enforcement efforts from Aug. 15 to 28, adding seven extra patrols dedicated solely to enforcement of seatbelt and impaired driving violations.

The program is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation using federal money from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“Although our officers continue their diligent efforts to stop impaired drivers, we are pleased to see an increase in the number of citizens who make the smart choice and either call for a ride-sharing service or have a designated driver take them home,” police Sgt. Joseph Meeks said. “We also know seatbelts save lives and want to continue to encourage citizens to buckle up themselves and their passengers before driving.”

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