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(a) Artificial Lighting. No person shall throw or cast the rays of a spotlight or other artificial light from any vehicle into any field, woodland, or forest while having in his or her possession a hunting device, or throw or cast the rays of a spotlight or other artificial light from any vehicle into any field, woodland, or forest for the purpose of locating a wild animal.
(b) Exception. This section does not apply to law enforcement officers, wildlife officers, military personnel, and officers or employees of the Park District or Department of Natural Resources while in the performance of their duties.
(c) Arrest, Search, Seizure. A police officer may arrest a person whom he or she has reasonable grounds to believe is violating this section, search the vehicle for firearms or other hunting implements in the possession or under the control of that person, and seize the same.
(d) Penalty. Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.