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Police ticket seat belt violators in Crystal Lake

(H. Rick Bamman -
Crystal Lake police Staff Sgt. Dan Hulata directs a motorist to pull over for a seat belt check Tuesday on Route 31. Crystal Lake Police began a two-week program in which they will perform seat belt checks during the day and DUI enforcement at night.

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police cited more than 20 motorists Tuesday in a check of seat belt use.

A spotter radioed police stationed at the ComEd building on Route 31, just north of Route 176, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to direct seat belt violators in the parking lot.

“You’ll see cars weaving [while they’re putting on their seat belt] as they get pulled over,” Staff Sgt. Dan Hulata said. “Sometimes they’ll pull over and still won’t be wearing a seat belt.”

On Monday, Crystal Lake police began a two-week program of seat belt checks by day and DUI enforcement by night.


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