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CL Police Issue 87 Traffic Citations During Thanksgiving Enforcement

Crystal Lake Police stopped 81 drivers and issued 87 citations during Thanksgiving safe-driving crackdown.

Crystal Lake Police Department.
Crystal Lake Police Department.
The Crystal Lake Police Department recently completed its participation in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Thanksgiving Holiday Safe-Driving Enforcement Campaign.

Over 200 law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort from November 18 through December 1st to save lives by encouraging motorists to refrain from drinking and driving and to buckle up during late-night hours, Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior stated in a news release. 

During this period, the Crystal Lake Police Department participated in two separate enforcement campaigns to increase safety on our community’s roadways.

During the mobilization, the department:

Stopped 81 motorists for traffic violations

Issued a total of 87 traffic citations which included:

  • 38 safety belt citations
  • 9 citations for unlawful use of an electronic communications device
  • 9 citations for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle
  • 8 citations for speeding
  • 3 citations for alcohol violations
  • 4 disregard red light citations
  • 3 improper lane use citations      
  • 3 disregard stop sign citations

In addition, 4 persons were arrested for the following offenses:

2 Adults for DUI-alcohol and for having a blood-alcohol content over .08

1 adult for DUI alcohol, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and for having a blood-alcohol content over .08

1 adult for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia


The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns, Dziewior said. 




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