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Posted on: July 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s Deputy ‘Top Cop’ in Lake County DUI Arrests

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Turkson recorded the highest number of DUI arrests in Lake County in 2022.  

The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) recently released their yearly comprehensive statistics on DUI arrests, which shows Deputy Turkson recorded 55 last year, which is higher than any other deputy or police officer in Lake County, on the list.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office frequently partners with the Illinois Department of Transportation and other law enforcement agencies to run awareness and enforcement campaigns to keep our roadways safe.  In addition to their other significant responsibilities, sheriffs’ deputies place a high emphasis on arresting drunk and high drivers.  

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “Deputy Turkson and his colleagues do a terrific job identifying and arresting drivers who are drunk or driving high.  The members of our staff understand the risks drunk and high drivers place on everyone else.  Congratulations to Deputy Turkson and Deputies Ascencio, Skrypek, Eng, Nirva and Sergeant Struck who were also named as ‘AAIM’s Top Cops.’

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