Some metro-east authorities more likely to issue ticket versus citation during traffic stops

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 5 at 6:44 AM

(KMOV) -- The chances of getting a ticket after being stopped by police may vary from city to city in Illinois. 

A study done by the Illinois Department of Transportation shows that some Metro-East police departments chose to not issue a warning to drivers at. 

The cities that write tickets 100-percent of the time in the study were Breese, Brooklyn, Centreville, Dupo, East St Louis, Fairmont City, Lebanon and St Jacob.

Brooklyn Police Chief Tony Tomlinson said, "They’re not out there giving everybody warnings,  if they make a stop they have a reason to make a citation."

On the other hand, Highland and Waterloo were more likely to issue warnings to drivers, writing out tickets roughly 20-percent of the time. 

The entire report can be seen by clicking here.
 

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