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updated: 6/4/2014 5:33 PM

Palatine police cite dozens during Memorial Day campaign

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Daily Herald report

Palatine police issued tickets over the Memorial Day weekend to 52 seat belt violators and 42 to drivers using communication devices, according to a release issued by the department.

The department stepped up their uniformed police presence over the weekend through a traffic safety grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

"The focus of this campaign was to make sure vehicle occupants are kept safe through the enforcement of seat belt use, arrest intoxicated motorists and reduce speeding," police said.

The department emphasized having patrols on the roads through the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., which the release said are the most dangerous on Illinois roadways. In addition to the seat belt and communication device tickets, police issued 12 tickets for speeding; four tickets for driving without auto insurance; two tickets for having open alcohol in a vehicle and made two arrests for driving under the influence.

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