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Cops crack down on tinted windows

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:48:14 CDT
By: AP

Police in Aurora are on the lookout for vehicles with dark tinted windows. Officers in Aurora issued nearly 300 citations for dark windows in the first five months of this year. Last year they wrote two tickets during the same time period. Aurora police and officers in other Chicago suburbs are using light meters to measure the amount of light that comes through windows. The police are writing the tickets under a state law that sets limits on how dark windows can be tinted. The law was passed after a police officer was shot while approaching a vehicle. Aurora police Lt. Nick Coronado say officers find ``a high majority'' of motorists with additional tint ``don't want to be seen or recognized by police.''

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