The recent Halloween law enforcement crackdown made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, resulted in 84 citations and 4 arrests. The campaign was part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office made 2 impaired driving arrests, 1 cannabis arrest, and issued 57 seat belt and child safety seat citations. Deputies worked a total of 65 extra hours during this campaign, and issued a total of 84 citations. A deputy also arrested a man on a parole violation warrant from California.
Sheriff Mark Curran stated, “We encourage residents to plan ahead and designate a sober driver. We can’t emphasize it enough -- driving drunk or impaired can cost you your life and risk the lives of other innocent residents. This campaign concluded, but you will continue to see deputies on the road ensuring the public's safety. Make it a habit to buckle up and require your passengers to be buckled up as well.”
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more folks buckled up during Halloween. The enforcement crackdown took place from Friday, Oct. 27, through the early-morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.