Peterson: daytime curfew working well in other Cache County communities

A proposed Daytime Curfew Ordinance is proving to be somewhat controversial and the chairman of the Cache County Council predicts that it will be a close vote. Craig Peterson supports the ordinance which provides that students not in school during school hours can be fined or sentenced to do community service.Peterson says similar ordinances are already working in several Cache County communities, including Logan and Smithfield. He says it’s not like a lot of kids are being picked up and hauled away to jail.”I had a county attorney go to Logan city and ask how often the ordinance had been used,” Peterson said on KVNU’s Crosstalk Show Tuesday. “He came and said over the past two years that there had been 80 citations issued. That averages out to about one-and-a-half per week when school’s in session.”So it’s pretty clear that the way its being used is an extra tool for law enforcement if they need it. All the involved agencies are extremely supportive of this.”Peterson said he sees it as a secondary tool that can deal with a problem before it becomes a greater concern.

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