The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested four impaired drivers and issued 43 seat belt and child safety seat citations during the recent Thanksgiving traffic safety effort.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office also took the following enforcement actions:
• 13 suspended/revoked license citations
• 69 speeding citations
• Three fugitives apprehended
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to reduce highway fatalities by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement campaign took place from November 20 – 30, 2020.
During the mobilization, extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.
The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic 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.