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During the late night and early morning hours throughout the month of April, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies worked more than 60 extra hours to increase traffic safety for Lake County motorists. The effort was to reduce traffic fatalities by cracking down on unbuckled drivers and impaired drivers.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office additional April traffic safety enforcement resulted in:Three (3) DUI arrestsSix (6) Driving While License Suspended/Revoked arrests34 speeding citationsTwo (2) drug arrestsTwo (2) Warrant Arrests83 total citations issued
As the summer months approach, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies will continue their enforcement efforts. Extra patrols for the Sheriff’s Office are scheduled. The Illinois State Police will also team up with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in the coming months to increase safety on Lake County roads.
“Our deputies are out 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you choose to drive drunk, you will be arrested,” says Sheriff Mark Curran, Jr.
“Too many people die each year due to those who choose to drive after drinking. So our sheriff’s deputies will be out in full force showing zero tolerance for intoxicated drivers,” said Undersheriff Ray Rose.
To avoid a potentially deadly crash or arrest, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office recommends designating a sober driver when consuming alcohol, and not letting friends or family members drive intoxicated.
The extra enforcement patrols are funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Administration. The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety.
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