Carmi Police give gift cards instead of traffic tickets
Published: Dec. 19, 2022 at 1:57 PM CST
CARMI, Ill. (WFIE) - Getting pulled over during your daily commute is never fun... unless you get a gift card instead of a traffic ticket.
That’s what happened to some drivers in Carmi, Illinois.
Police say it was called “Operation Christmas Spirit,” and it was made possible by a donation from the Masonic May Lodge Eastern Star.
Drivers with minor traffic offenses were given $50 gift cards.
Police say they are grateful to be able to take part in positive community engagements throughout the year.
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