DECATUR — A 10-day crackdown on seat belt violations by Decatur police saw 51 tickets written for the offense, and 128 more for other infractions ranging from driving under the influence to speeding.

Sgt. Steve Hagemeyer said officers made 15 DUI arrests and picked up four people on felony charges, while one fugitive was also apprehended.

Among other drivers, 59 were cited for no insurance and 28 were arrested for driving on revoked or suspended licenses. Police also issued 17 speeding citations and made one arrest for drug offenses.

The enhanced enforcement was conducted from Nov. 17 to 27 and was made possible through federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.


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Courts and public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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