CHAMPAIGN — A roadside safety check conducted last weekend in north Champaign resulted in the issuance of 54 tickets and 13 warnings.
Illinois State Police at Pesotum and Champaign police teamed up late on Saturday, April 14, and early Sunday, April 15, to stop vehicles near Neil Street and Edgebrook Drive.
Safety checks are designed to remove impaired drivers, but when other violations are observed, officers take action.
Of the 54 tickets issued, 12 were for seat belt violations; 11 for registration offenses; nine for alcohol-related offenses; nine for vehicle code violations; nine for driver's license offenses; one for driving under the influence; and three were criminal arrests.
Roadside safety checks are paid for through a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.