The Lake County Sheriff’s Office concluded the Halloween weekend traffic safety campaign. The campaign effort included increased enforcement of DUI and seat belt laws from October 28 - October 31, 2016.
Deputies working these details ensured drivers on the roadway were driving in a safe, responsible manner. Deputies logged an extra 51 hours of increased traffic safety enforcement during the weekend, which resulted in four DUI arrests, 36 seat belt citations, and a warrant arrest. A total of 63 citations were issued during the increased traffic safety hours.
Sheriff Mark Curran said, “Many people took the responsible step of planning ahead and designating a sober driver. We can’t emphasize it enough -- buzzed driving is drunk driving!”
Undersheriff Ray Rose added, “Although this traffic safety campaign is over, you can still expect to see sheriff’s deputies out on the roads keeping the motoring public safe. Please remember to wear your seatbelt and follow the rules of the road.”
The additional Halloween patrols were funded through a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Administration. The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering.