NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ/CNN) - This holiday season, police officers in one Michigan town are giving traffic violators gift cards instead of tickets.
The Novi Police Department will hand out $25 Target gift cards to random drivers throughout December.
"Anytime we pull someone over it's usually for speeding or some other moving violation. So, to put a spin on it and do something positive, it's a great feeling," said Officer Samantha Grockau.
Moes on Ten, a local restaurant in Novi, donates the gift cards to the department each year.
Grockau said surprising drivers with this act of kindness "helps us show a different side of the department."
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