Two safety belt check points were conducted in Chillicothe on Tuesday.  The Police Department and Highway Patrol worked together to monitor drivers near the Dewey School in the morning and around the Middle School in the afternoon.  15 citations and three warnings were issued during the morning check, and 17 citations, three warnings, and one arrest for driving while suspended were issued during the afternoon check.

Press Release from the Chillicothe Police Department

The Chillicothe Police Department and the Missouri State Highway patrol conducted a safety belt check point on Tuesday 11/20/2012 from 0715 until 0805; at the intersection of Cooper Street and Dickinson Street in Chillicothe Missouri. This operation was concentrated on drivers in the area of Dewey School.

During this check point 9 total contacts were made. Of these contacts the following dispositions were attained:

15 total citations

2 citations for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt.

4 citations for an adult w/o a safety belt (driver)

7 citations for a child not being in a booster seat when required

2 citations for failing to provide proof insurance

3 total warnings

2 warnings for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt

1 warning for no proof of insurance

The Chillicothe Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol also conducted a safety belt check point on Tuesday11/20/2012 from 1450 hours until 1525 hours; at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Webster Street in Chillicothe Missouri. This operation was concentrated on drivers in the area of the Middle School.

During this check point 11 total contacts were made. Of these contacts the following dispositions were attained:

17 total citations

8 citations for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt.

4 citations for an adult w/o a safety belt (driver)

1 citation for a child not being in a booster seat when required

1 citation for failing to provide proof insurance

1 citation for no valid driver’s license

1 arrest and citation for driving while suspended

1 citation for careless driving (spinning tires)

3 total warnings

2 warnings for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt

1 warning for adult w/o a safety belt

Grand Totals for the day’s Operations

20 total contacts

32 citations

10 citations for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt

8 citations for an adult w/o a safety belt (driver)

8 citations for a child not being in a booster seat when required

3 citations for failing to provide proof insurance

1 citation for no valid driver’s license

1 arrest and citation for driving while suspended

1 citation for careless driving (spinning tires)

6 warnings

4 warnings for child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt

1 warning for no proof of insurance

1 warning for adult w/o a seatbelt