A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
The Crystal Lake Police Department Completes the St. Patrick’s Holiday Crackdown to Save Lives
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.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort from March 13th through the 22nd to save lives by encouraging motorists to refrain from drinking and driving and to buckle up during late-night hours.
Officers were dedicated to four separate details during this campaign, for a total of forty-three hours of additional patrol, specifically targeting impaired, distracted and unbuckled motorists.
During the mobilization, detailed officers from The Crystal Lake Police Department:
- Stopped 45 motorists for traffic violations
- Issued a total of 41 traffic citations which included:
- 8 safety belt citations
- 5 citations for operation uninsured motor vehicle
- 15 citations for unlawful use of an electronic communications device
- 10 citations for speeding
- 3 citations for other moving and non moving offenses
In addition, 3 drivers were arrested for the following offenses:
- 2 for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license
- 1 for DUI alcohol, BAC over .08, and possession of alcohol by a minor
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.