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The original item was published from 5/30/2018 3:08:30 PM to 6/9/2018 12:00:02 AM.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff Curran Announces Results of Memorial Day Traffic Safety Patrols

The Lake County Sheriff’ Office concluded stepped-up enforcement of seat belt laws from May 18- May 28, 2018, as part of the 2018 national Click It or Ticket mobilization. A total of 17 extra traffic details netted the following citations/Arrests:

Citation Type

# of Citations/Arrests

Seat Belt Citations

101

Speeding Citations

33

Other Traffic Citations/Arrests

67

DUI Arrests

5

Total Citations and Arrests

206

Sheriff Curran stated, “Memorial Day weekend kicked off the summer travel season and our priority was to ensure that everyone arrived at their destination safely. The Memorial Day Campaign may be over, but our efforts to ensure public safety will continue throughout the year.”

As part of the national Click It or Ticket mobilization, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with law enforcement agencies across the country to target motorists not wearing their seatbelts. The high visibility enforcement campaign was timed to begin with increased travel for the Memorial Day weekend.

Funding for this traffic safety campaign was made possible through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Administration, and was administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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