The Lake County Sheriff’s Office made four DUI arrests and issued 33 seat belt citations during the recent Fourth of July “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” safety campaigns. The Sheriff’s Office issued the following additional citations during this campaign:
Speeding: 53 citations
Driving While License Suspended / Revoked: 7 citations
Operating an Uninsured Vehicle: 10 citations
Other Traffic Violations: 12 citations
Resisting a Peace Officer: 1 arrest
The Sheriff’s Office joined forces with more than 200 other state and local law enforcement agencies to get drunk and drugged drivers off our roads, encourage seat belt use, and enforce speeding and other traffic laws. The effort featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities, including the Illinois Department of Transportation’s new media campaign: “It’s Not a Game.”
The enforcement period was funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by IDOT as part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” programs.