From the Lake in the Hills Police:
Lake in the Hills Police Announce the Results From the Independence Day Enforcement Campaign
Lake in the Hills, Il – From June 22nd thru July 5th, Lake in the Hills Police conducted extra enforcement details to remove intoxicated motorists from the roadways.
During that time frame the Lake in the Hills Police conducted thirty six additional hours of overtime enforcement. In those thirty six hours the Lake in the Hills Police conducted thirty three traffic stops for various violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
One person was arrested for driving without a valid license and thirty citations were issued for violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
These violations were for
- use of a cell phone while driving
- violations of the speed restrictions
- failure to wear a properly adjusted safety belt to name a fe.
“Its enforcement campaigns like this that show that motorists are voluntary complying with not drinking and driving” said Sergeant Eric Decker, Supervisor of the Lake in the Hills Police Traffic Unit.
“This holiday season the arrests for driving under the influence were lower than we have seen in the past and that’s a great sign. People are getting the message. You drink, you drive and you lose”
Lake in the Hills Police will be conducting their next enforcement campaign for the Labor Day Holiday. We encourage everyone to follow these simple rules to enjoy the weekend.
- Don’t drink and drive
- If you know someone who has had too much to drink do not let them operate a vehicle
- Use public transportation or ride with a friend who has not been drinking.
- Report all intoxicated drivers to your local Police Jurisdiction.
- If your hosting a party make sure you keep nonalcoholic beverages on hand.
“Let’s make it a safe and sober Labor Day, driving drunk is simply not worth the risk. So don’t take the chance. Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” said Sergeant Decker.
The law enforcement crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s STEP grant awarded to the Lake in the Hills Police in late 2014