NPD issues 167 citations during St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Normal Police spent 111 hours patrolling the roads over the weekend thanks to a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation. (Photo courtesy: NPD/Facebook)

By Blake Haas

NORMAL – Saint Patrick’s Day, known as one of the top drinking days of the year, resulted in 178 traffic stops in Normal.

As part of the Illinois Department of Transportation safety campaign, Normal Police spent 111 extra hours patrolling the roads.

During that time, officers issued 167 citations, including 27 for seatbelts, 81 for speeding, 13 for distractive driving, and 27 others.

Additionally, NPD arrested two people for possession of cannabis and a violation of an order of protection.

NPD reports that three drivers face charges for driving under the influence.

Additionally, two drivers face charges of driving with their licenses suspended.

Blake Haas can be reached at [email protected].


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