Lake in the Hills Police announced its late-night enforcement results for the 2013 Memorial Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Impaired Driving Crackdown.
According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, midnight to 3 a.m. is the deadliest time on Illinois roadways. Not coincidentally, the data also show that this time of day has the highest percentage of alcohol involvement and the lowest rate of safety belt use.
“During the last enforcement campaign over the Memorial Day holiday, the Lake in the Hills Police conducted 51 hours of additional traffic enforcement. Forty-four vehicles were stopped for violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Four people were arrested for driving under the influence, 16 citations were issued for speeding, three citations for occupant restraint violations and seven violations for failure to have mandatory insurance,” said Eric Decker, supervisor of the Lake in the Hills Police Traffic Unit. Additionally one person was wanted on a warrant and two other subjects were arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Funding for the enforcement of impaired motorists is done in part with a grant awarded to the Lake in the Hills Police by the Illinois Department of Transportations STEP grant.