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Seat Belt Checks Net 3 on Drug Charges in Minooka

The special enforcement operation ran from Nov. 18 to Dec. 1.

Three drug arrests were made during a recent special police enforcement period in Minooka.

In addition to the drug-related busts, police cited 12 speeders, 11 uninsured motorists and six drivers who didn't buckle up, according to a Minooka police news release. Seven suspended/revoked license charges also were approved.

The enforcement period, which was supported by the Illinois Department of Transportation, ran from Nov. 18 to Dec. 1. Minooka was just one of many state and local law enforcement agencies conducting such operations. Seat belt violation and driving under the influence campaigns were merged into one operation.

"Our officers are out all year long," said Chief Justin Meyer, in the release. "If you or your passengers are caught not wearing a seat belt, day or night, you will be cited for the safety violation."

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Christine Garcia December 06, 2013 at 08:15 AM
Awesome!! I'm glad to see that the 4th amendment is in tatters just so the powers that be can protect people from not wearing their seatbelts. Or wait is it to further fleece the public out of money in this ridiculous, corrupt state? I keep forgetting.
DUTCH TERBORG December 06, 2013 at 09:18 AM
Christine,if you obey the laws,you don't have to worry.
RWeebel December 06, 2013 at 09:22 AM
Dutch thats what the Gestapo said too
JLO December 06, 2013 at 12:05 PM
yeah.. let's not ticket any of the u-turns at the Piliot ("...that would be targeting and Pilot would complain...") or the multiple dozens of truckers that speed through red lights up and down Ridge; or stop any of the busses in the morning that don't even make an effort to stop at the stop signs... I've hope I never have to say I told you so to the Mayor and Police Chief when someone gets seriously hurt and THEY should be held responsible because they did NOTHING to stop / curtail the illegal activities when they had an opportunity to do so. And I don't mind the safety checks, as I do obey the laws-- I just want ALL of them enforced--not just the convenient ones.
Christine Garcia December 10, 2013 at 08:51 AM
Spoken like a true sheep, Dutch.
Christine Garcia December 10, 2013 at 08:52 AM
Pretty soon it won't matter if you're doing anything wrong or not, what race you are, etc they're still going to bother you. But by all means, give up your rights for "safety".

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