§ 74.112  VIOLATIONS; PENALTIES.
   (A)   Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of § 74.110, the owner or driver of the vehicle shall be deemed guilty of the violation and either the owner or the driver of the vehicle may be prosecuted for the violation.  Any person charged with a violation of any of these provisions who pleads not guilty shall be present in court for the trial on the charge.
      (1)   Any person, firm, or corporation convicted of any violation of § 74.110 including but not limited to a maximum axle or gross limit specified on a regulatory sign posted in accordance with § 74.110(H) or (I) shall be fined according to the following schedule:
 
Amount Overweight (Pounds)
Fine
Up to and including 2000 pounds
$100
From 2001 through 2500 pounds
$270
From 2501 through 3000 pounds
$330
From 3001 through 3500 pounds
$520
From 3501 through 4000 pounds
$600
From 4001 through 4500 pounds
$850
From 4501 through 5000 pounds
$950
5001 or more pounds
The fine shall be computed by assessing $1,500 for the first 5000 pounds overweight and $150 for each additional increment of 500 pounds overweight or fraction thereof.
      (2)   In addition any person, firm, or corporation convicted of four or more violations of § 74.110 within any 12-month period shall be fined an additional amount of $5,000 for the fourth and each subsequent conviction within the 12-month period. Provided, however, that with regard to a firm or corporation, a fourth or subsequent conviction shall mean a fourth or subsequent conviction attributable to any one employee-driver.
   (B)   Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of §§ 74.101, 74.102, or 74.107, the owner or driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty of the violation and either may be prosecuted for the violation.  Any person, firm, or corporation convicted of any such violation shall be fined for the first or second conviction an amount equal to not less than $50 nor more than $500, and for the third and subsequent convictions by the same person, firm, or corporation within a period of one year after the date of the first offense, not less than $500 nor more than $1,000.
   (C)   All proceeds equal to 50% of the fines imposed under division (A) of this section shall be remitted to the state treasurer and deposited into the Capital Projects Fund.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-113) (Ord. passed  - - ; amend. Ord. 6994, passed 7-19-83; amend. Ord. 7140, passed 8-20-85)