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69 citations issued in roadside safety check

Evanston police say they issued 69 citations for a variety of traffic violations during a four-hour period at the start of the Labor Day weekend.

The citations were issued during a roadside safety check on Howard Street near Ridge Avenue that ran from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Evanston police say they issued 69 citations for a variety of traffic violations during a four-hour period at the start of the Labor Day weekend.

The citations were issued during a roadside safety check on Howard Street near Ridge Avenue that ran from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.

The citations included six for driving under the influence, five for no valid driver’s license, six for suspended or revoked licenses, one warrant arrest and 52 other traffic-related violations.

Police Commander Tom Guenther says the enforcement action was designed to help reduce traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities. The safety checks emphasize the use of safety belts and child safety seats as well as deterring speeding and impaired driving violations.

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