Thursday, July 10, 2008
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Law enforcement agencies sweep streets

Lincoln Police Department and Logan County Sheriff's Department join Illinois state officers in traffic check

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[July 10, 2008]  Lincoln Police Department Deputy Chief Mike Geriets said the department participated in a roadside traffic safety check on June 27. The Lincoln Police Department, Logan County Sheriff's Department and Illinois State Police set up the safety check from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Woodlawn Road.

During that time 853 vehicles were stopped.

Police issued:

  • 83 traffic citations.

  • 65 written warnings.

Three arrests were made.

The Lincoln Police Department supplied nine officers. Five patrolmen, two corporals, Geriets and the chief of police, Stuart Erlenbush, participated.

Geriets said that the city would be reimbursed through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation for the officers who received overtime pay. Erlenbush secured the grant and has put in for more grants to continue that process.

"Traffic safety for our citizens is one of our department's top priorities," Geriets said. "The Lincoln Police Department is looking forward to participating in more safety checks in the future."




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