Kaufman County passed an order creating a curfew for minors under the age of 17  during Commissioners Court on Tuesday.

Curfew hours will be from midnight to 6 a.m. during summer and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. when school is in session. 

If a law enforcement officer finds juveniles out after those hours, parents or guardians have one hour to get their children. 

Minors who violate the order can be fined $100 for the first offense and up to $500 for a subsequent offense.

District Attorney Erleigh Wiley and Sheriff Brian Beavers said the goal isn't to ticket juveniles, but a curfew will be an important tool for law enforcement. 

A resident of the Heartland Community Association said residents of the area are "very much in favor of this curfew." 

County commissioners approved the order on a 4-0 vote. 

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