Deputies setting up window tinting checkpoints

Published: May. 13, 2013 at 1:52 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2013 at 3:51 PM EDT
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MARTIN COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - In response to a recent pillowcase burglaries, Martin County deputies will start checking the tint on drivers' windows. It all depends on how dark the tint is.

Deputies are setting up several checkpoints in Stuart next week to see if drivers' windows comply with state law.

Deputies say this is all to help eradicate the rash of pillowcase burglaries that's sparked in Martin County. Investigators say the windows on luxury rental get away vehicles have been tinted.

Deputies will use a tint meter to see if its the right shade and how much light is getting in. Law enforcement wrote more than 1,600 tickets last year for obstructed windows.

Deputies say dark tint not only limits your visibility, but they can't see whats going on inside when they make a traffic stop.

Drivers who don't pass inspection will get a "fix it" warning. If you're not sure if your tent is legal or not, call the sheriffs office.

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