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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic safety campaign from August 22 - September 4, 2017. Special traffic patrols were conducted by Sheriff’s Deputies who focused on seat belt violations and DUI enforcement. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested one person for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, issued 62 seat belt citations and 10 speeding citations. A total of 112 traffic citations were issued, and one person wanted on a warrant was arrested.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to keep drunk drivers off the roadways and encourage seat belt use, especially during late-night hours. The traffic safety campaign included a variety of outreach activities, including a media campaign and enforcement.
The Labor Day campaign was funded by federal traffic safety funds administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation - Division of Traffic Safety and the campaign is part of the statewide ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled over’ and ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaigns.
Sheriff Mark Curran said, “The traffic safety campaign has ended but Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies will continue arresting those who decide to drive under the influence. Remember, don’t drink and drive! It’s not worth the risk of death, injury, or arrest.”