Crystal Lake Police Issued 93 Citations for Thanksgiving Holiday Crackdown

The Crystal Lake Police Department participated in IDOT's traffic enforcement program aimed at saving lives.


The Crystal Lake Police Department stopped 75 motorists for traffic violations and issued 93 citations during a two-week Thanksgiving holiday crackdown aimed at saving lives, according to Staff Sgt. Dan Hulata.

More than 200 law enforcement agencies in Illinois participated in the Illinois Department of Transportation's "Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program." The statewide effort was implemented from Nov. 12 to 25, with the goal of saving lives by encouraging drivers to refrain from drinking and driving - and to buckle their seat belts during late-night hours, Hulata said in a press release.

The Crystal Lake Police Department participated in three separate enforcement campaigns to increase safety on the community’s roadways, Hulata said.

During the mobilization, the Crystal Lake Police Department:

Stopped 75 motorists for traffic violations
Issued a total of 93 traffic citations which included:

  • 32 safety belt citations
  • 21 citations for unlawful use of an electronic communications device
  • 10 citations for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle
  • 8 citations for speeding
  • 5 citations for alcohol violations

In addition, 8 persons were arrested for the following offenses:

  • 5 adults for DUI alcohol and for having a BAC over .08
  • 2 adults for DUI alcohol
  • 1 adult for being wanted on warrant

The 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.

R. Smith November 28, 2012 at 01:19 PM
It's all about generating more money not saving lives. Most all cops are scum bags that need the feeling of power. Approxiamtely 1% join to actually help and make a positive difference in peoples lives.
Michael Baxter November 28, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I was informed by a cop that they are told by their supervisor to write more tickets to generate income for the station. I am all for getting drunk drivers off the streets but I have never seen any study that could prove that "safety stops" save lives. Also, these cameras that automatically send you a ticket ($100) for rolling a stop sign are ridiculous, Are they saving lives too ?


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