During the Super Bowl weekend traffic safety campaign, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested one person for driving under the influence of alcohol, one person wanted on an arrest warrant, and issued 31 seat belt citations. Of those 31 seat belt citations, seven were issued for children not properly restrained. A total of 54 traffic citations were issued. Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 43 hours of extra traffic safety patrols during the enforcement period.
The Super Bowl weekend Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket enforcement effort ran from Friday, February 1st, through the early morning hours of Monday, February 4th, to keep impaired drivers off the roads and ensure more people buckle up for safety.
“We are out there arresting drunk drivers and reminding motorists to buckle-up, because it saves lives. All too often we respond to fatal traffic crashes caused by drunk drivers, and we will do everything we can to prevent these tragedies from occurring.” said Sheriff John Idleburg.
The recent law enforcement campaign was made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.