The Crystal Lake Police Department's holiday safe-driving crackdown resulted in 67 traffic citations and six arrests.
The department conducted the Christmas holiday "Drive to Survive" enforcement campaign from Dec. 17, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013, in an effort to save lives, Staff Sgt. Dan Hulata said in a press release.
The effort was part of a statewide program aimed at saving lives by encouraging drivers to refrain from drinking and driving, and to buckle their seat belts. During the crackdown, police focused on the hours of 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
During the two-week period, Crystal Lake Police participated in three separate enforcement campaigns to increase safety on the community’s roadways, Hulata said in the release.
Police issued the following citations:
Stopped 58 motorists for traffic violations
Issued a total of 67 traffic citations which included:
38 safety belt citations
3 citations for operation uninsured motor vehicle
2 citations for speeding
3 citations for alcohol violations
Six people were arrested for the following offenses:
2 adults for DUI alcohol and for having a blood alcohol content over .08
1 adult for DUI drugs and alcohol
1 adult for DUI drugs
2 adults for driving while license suspended/revoked
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.