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April Traffic Enforcement Crackdown Nets 23 Arrests, 186 Tickets

The Lemont Police Department increased patrols last month using a Commercial Motor Vehicle Speed Enforcement Program (CMV-SEP) Grant awarded by the Ilinois Department of Transportation.

The made 23 arrests and issued nearly 200 tickets last month during a traffic enforcement crackdown.

Lemont police were recently awarded a Commercial Motor Vehicle Speed Enforcement Program (CMV-SEP) Grant, which allowed the department to hire back officers for the enforcement of speed regulations for commercials vehicles, as well as other traffic safety laws.

The CMV-SEP grant is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety.

Breakdown (April 2012)

  • Driving Under the Influence: 7
  • Occupant Protection (Seatbelt) Violation: 11
  • Warrant Arrests: 3
  • Driving with a Revoked/Suspended License: 7
  • No Valid Driver's License: 6
  • Uninsured Motorist: 18
  • Speeding: 89
  • Drug Arrests: 3
  • Other Moving Violations: 38
  • Registration Offense: 17
  • Equipment Violation: 5
  • Underage Consumption/Possession of Alcoholic Liquor: 5

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