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The original item was published from 5/1/2018 3:13:21 PM to 5/10/2018 12:00:02 AM.

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s Office Announces Results of Distracted Driving Campaign

The Lake County Sheriff’ Office issued 122 citations during the state-wide distracted driving campaign. The increased enforcement was part of the national Distracted Driving Awareness Month effort supported by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

“Driver distraction is a persistent issue in Lake County and often has life-altering consequences,” said Sheriff Curran.  “We implemented this enforcement action to encourage motorists to drop it and drive.”

During the two-week campaign that ran April 16-30, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued:

  • 94 electronic communication device citations
  • 5 suspended/revoked licenses arrests/citations
  • 7 uninsured motorists arrests/citations
  • 16 other citations
  • 122 total citations

“Distracted Driving Awareness Month may be over, but the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will continue working to stop residents from engaging in this deadly behavior,” Curran said.

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