CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department recently completed its participation in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program conducted for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday called “Drive to Survive.”
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort from March 14 through March 17 by encouraging motorists to refrain from drinking and driving and to buckle up during late-night hours. During this period, the Crystal Lake Police Department participated in three separate enforcement campaigns to increase safety on our community’s roadways.
During the campaign, the Crystal Lake Police Department stopped 68 motorists for traffic violations, and issued 73 traffic citations which included: 32 safety belt citations, 10 citations for improper lane usage, eight citations for operation uninsured motor vehicle, seven citations for unlawful use of an electronic communications device, six citations for equipment violations, five citations for speeding, two red light violation citations, two disregard stop sign citations, and one citation for an alcohol violation.
In addition, one person was arrested for driving under the influence.
The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over” and “Click it or Ticket” campaigns.