A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office:
Holiday Drunk Driving Traffic Safety Campaign Results
During the holiday season, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office made it a top priority to reduce the deadly dangers from drunk drivers. Sheriff’s deputies were out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others on the road at risk because of intoxicated driving.
From December 19, 2014 to January 4, 2015, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office made the following arrests / issued the following citations as part of this traffic campaign:
- 2 DUI arrests
- 3 Drug arrests
- 3 Driving While License Suspended arrests
- 3 No Valid Driver’s License
- 20 No Insurance Citations
- 93 Speeding Citations
“The bottom line is, if you have been drinking alcohol, you don’t belong behind the wheel. Never drink and drive,” said Sheriff Bill Prim.
“If you plan to drink, have a plan, have a designated driver so everyone can get safely home,” Sheriff Prim added.
The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.