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The original item was published from 9/18/2022 10:55:49 AM to 10/10/2022 12:00:00 AM.

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Posted on: September 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Labor Day Traffic Safety Campaign Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office made three DUI arrests during the recent Labor Day traffic safety campaign. In addition, 34 citations were issued to occupants of vehicles not wearing seat belts. Other arrests and citations included:

    1 arrest for endangering the life of a child

    1 warrant arrest

    5 arrests for driving while license suspended or revoked

    35 citations issued for speeding

    12 citations issued for operating an uninsured vehicle

    3 citations issued for distracted driving

    2 citations issued for unlawful possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle

    5 citations issued for other traffic offenses

“As law enforcement officers, we do our best to protect motorists, pedestrians, and other roadway users,” said Sheriff John D. Idleburg. “While enforcement campaigns like these save lives, there is still much to be done. Please help us spread the message: Drive sober or get pulled over.”

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with other law enforcement agencies and highway safety partners throughout the state for the Labor Day traffic safety campaign.

The program was made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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