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DECATUR— The Decatur Police Department made 16 impaired driving arrests and issued 15 seat belt violations during Fourth of July safety campaigns from June 17 to July 8, police say.

Sgt. Steve Hagemeyer said the department also issued 45 speeding citations, 16 no insurance citations and 12 citations for child restraint violations.

Over 160 law enforcement agencies throughout the state participated in the campaign to eliminate impaired drivers from the roads and encourage seat belt use.

The law enforcement effort was funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click it or Ticket" programs.

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Contact Kennedy Nolen at (217) 421-6985. Follow her on Twitter: @KNolenWrites

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