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The original item was published from 9/10/2020 11:07:51 AM to 10/2/2020 12:00:03 AM.

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Labor Day Traffic Safety Campaign Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people for driving while impaired during the recent Labor Day traffic safety campaign.  A total of 129 citations were issued during the campaign including 46 seatbelt citations - 32 of during overnight hours, and 28 speeding citations.

Nationally in 2018, a total of 10,511 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, making up nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities that year. More than 10,000 people have died as a result of impaired driving each of the last 4 years in the United States. 

Sheriff John Idleburg said, “I cannot say it enough, please don’t drive while intoxicated.  It is simply not worth killing an innocent person or losing your own life.  Driving intoxicated puts everyone on the roadway at risk!”

The statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns are made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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