Even with a major festival taking place at Lakeside Center and stepped up enforcement of traffic laws, the Crystal Lake Police Department did not arrest anyone for drunken driving.
Perhaps deterrence is working.
The arrests made can be seen in the departmental press release below:
The Crystal Lake Police Department Completes the Independence Day 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 2016 Independence Day holiday period designated as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over / Click It or Ticket”.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort from June 20th through July 5 th to save lives by encouraging motorists to refrain from drinking and driving and to buckle up during late-night hours.
During this period, the department, in addition to daily traffic enforcement operations, participated in an additional three enforcement campaigns to increase safety on our community’s roadways.
During the mobilization, the Crystal Lake Police Department:
- Stopped an additional 40 motorists for traffic violations
- Issued a total of 37 additional traffic citations which included:
- 13 safety belt citations
- 12 citations for unlawful use of an electronic communications device
- 7 citations for speeding
- 3 citations for operation uninsured motor vehicle
- 2 citations for equipment and other moving violations
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. Additional such enforcement campaigns are planned for the future.