A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Announces Results of the St. Patrick’s Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown
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 crackdown. The campaign featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities which included a strategic media campaign as well as additional enforcement activity.
From March 13, 2015 to March 22, 2015, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office made the following arrests / issued the following citations as part of this traffic campaign:
- 2 DUI arrests
- 2 Drug arrests
- 3 Driving While License Suspended arrests
- 2 No Valid Driver’s License
- 21 No Insurance Citations
- 71 Speeding Citations
If you see unsafe, erratic, or impaired driving, you are encouraged to report the incident to the law enforcement agency where you are. While this St. Patrick’s Day crackdown is complete, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office works each day, all year round, on education and enforcement of traffic laws.
The St. Patrick’s Day crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Transportation Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.
I didn’t see mention of any checkpoints nor see any “seatbelt violation” citations mentioned…
Has McHenry County entered a new day of Constitutional compliance?
I wonder if any money being made via these arrests and tickets add up to more than the taxpayer funded state grants used to pay for the ramp-up on these holidays.