Sheriff’s Deputies Snag Two DUI’s in St. Pat’s Day Crackdown

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announces St. Patrick’s Day

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown results

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in the Illinois St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown.

During the campaign, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office issued the following citations / or made the following arrests:

  • 2 DUI arrests
  • 2 Driving While License Suspended arrests
  • 1 Driving While License Revoked arrest
  • 1 Driving with No Valid License arrest
  • 49 Speeding citations
  • 11 No Insurance citations

The crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation, and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.”


Sheriff’s Deputies Snag Two DUI’s in St. Pat’s Day Crackdown — 15 Comments

  1. Plenty of money for this nonsense…no money for social programs, but, of course, social programs don’t generate money either.

  2. I take it personally when Law enforcement “racially profiles” the Irish and categorizes them as drunks…………

  3. A ‘grant’ from the federal government to the State government to McHenry County.

    Did each level of government take their 15 to 20 percent cut for administration?

    Grants have replaced ‘earmarks’.

    More grants = more public sector jobs.

    Just what additional social programs are still needed?

  4. For my part, glad to see DUI’s NOT getting a pass.

    Loose a loved one to it and you will feel differently.

    Chicago always has a strong police presence on such days including New Years.

    Nothing to so with nationality but when such days are strongly celebrated.

  5. Wow.

    Saying something is a good thing because Chicago does it?

    Just WOW!

  6. Exactly why does the Sheriff’s office need a grant to do the job it’s charged with doing anyway?

    Seems to me that they were supposed to patrol and this is prudent for Prim to be able to bill the federal government and absolutely foolish for the Federal government to be involved with in the first place.

  7. Once again not one person detained for violating immigration laws.

    What do you suppose the odds are of that?

    But as one CPD rube, on a famous You Tube once said:

    “We don’t do that here”.

  8. The federal government’s war on it’s citizens through
    proxy by contracting with local governments will continue until absolute submission has been accomplished.

  9. How’s it go again,

    An Irish man isn’t really drunk as long as he can hold onto that last blade of grass before falling off the face of the earth.

  10. Yawn…well publicized hire backs, paid for with Fed dollars, gets “enlightened” McHenry County libertarian wannabes all upset.

    Guess what, 2 DUIs off the road, toss in 4 license offenses and a handful of insurance scofflaws and a lot of speeders–looks like a good run to me.

    Anyone here ever had an accident with a non-insured or no licensed driver?

    Yeah, not fun.

    As for DUIs, the focus of the detail, it is a bad thing (

    Anyone ever think New Years is not at the top because we’ve become conditioned to realize the big, bad government authority is generally out in force?

    Just a thought…

  11. I can’t abide anyone making excuses for drunk, unlicensed and/or uninsured motorists.

    I wish they could do this monthly.

  12. Joe and really are the ones that will be on the side of government when they tell you “they are here to help”.

  13. Joe, way to forego Kinney for the illusion of security.

    “Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.”

    ~ John Adams

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