A man was pulled over on Harlem just East of Alpine around 2:30 pm today.
Police had the man sitting on the curb while they searched his vehicle.
4 police squads were on scene. At the time I was there, he was not in cuffs.
It is unknown why the man was pulled over, and his vehicle searched.
Police will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend.
SCOTTS LAW = MOVE OVER
DO NOT drink and drive!
Police have been promoting they were going to be out in full force this weekend. So I worked this scene to promote their campaign and show that police will be out and about all weekend and will pull you over, as they been promoting. And to also bring awareness to the Scotts Law.
As for this scene, I only stopped to take photos of the scene to promote the Labor Day weekend campaign. It appeared to be just a routine traffic stop, and the man was not in cuffs. So, I did not bother asking the officers any information about the scene, and wasting their time and mine. I was told not long after I left the scene, they let the man go.
From our friends at Q98.5:
The ISP released a statement stating troopers will be concentrating on drivers that are under the influence, distracted, speeding, or not wearing their seatbelts.
A couple of accidents this afternoon. One of them is a fatal.
# A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near Central and Kilburn. Police confirmed the pedestrian has passed away. The vehicle that hit the pedestrian stayed on the scene. The road is blocked off, and will be for several hours while police do the investigation and reconstruction of the scene. So please avoid the area for awhile.
# E state st between Alpine and Fairview there was a motorcycle accident. Reports of a vehicle pulling out of Popeyes, when the motorcycle crashed into it. The vehicle stayed on scene, but the driver did not exit the vehicle. Injuries were being reported. Officials said the injuries appeared to be non life threatening.
# Two vehicles collided near West and Island in Rockford. Injuries were being reported. Reports of non life threatening injuries.
The cause of the accidents are all under investigation.