Crystal Lake cites arrests in holiday crackdown

CRYSTAL LAKE – Increased holiday enforcement netted six arrests and 67 traffic citations by the Crystal Lake Police Department.

The police department participated in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program from Dec. 17 through Jan. 1. The extra patrols were meant to discourage motorists from drinking and driving, and remind them to wear seat belts.

Three separate events took place in Crystal Lake during the “Drive to Survive” program.

Of those arrested, police said two were for driving under the influence, two were for driving while license suspended or revoked, one was for driving under the influence of drugs and one was for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Fifty-eight motorists were stopped for traffic violations and included 38 seat-belt citations, three alcohol violations, three citations for driving without insurance, and two citations for speeding, police said.

The program was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and was part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.