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Police Hand Out 71 Citations, Arrest 3 During St. Patrick's Day Traffic Enforcement

The following information comes from a Crystal Lake Police Department press release. 

The Crystal Lake Police Department recently completed participation in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program conducted for the St. Patrick’s holiday called “Drive to Survive”.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort from March 13th through the 17th to save lives by encouraging motorists to refrain from drinking and driving and to buckle up during late-night hours. 

During this period, the Crystal Lake Police Department participated in three separate enforcement campaigns to increase safety on our community’s roadways. While dozens of motorists were stopped, none of the drivers were found to have been impaired.

During the mobilization, the Crystal Lake Police Department stopped 63 motorists for traffic violations and issued 71 traffic citations for the following offenses:  

  • 19 safety belt citations
  • 1 child restraint citation
  • 6 citations for operation uninsured motor vehicle
  • 15 citations for unlawful use of an electronic communications device
  • 20 citations for speeding
  • 10 citations for other moving and non moving offenses

In addition,three people were arrested for the following offenses:

  • 1 adult for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • 2 adults for Driving While License Suspended

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.

PRW March 20, 2014 at 10:50 AM
1 Child restraint citation? This is disappointing. I see kids bouncing around all the time. I always think to my self...I guess these people don't care if these kids live or die. Great start on stopping people on cell phones.

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