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LITH, Woodstock police announce arrest figures for St. Patrick's Day crackdown

Local police departments made several arrests during their St. Patrick's Day crackdown.

Woodstock Police made one drunk-driving arrest during crackdown, and the Lake in the Hills Police Department made three drunk-driving arrests and stopped 32 drivers of vehicle code violations, according to news releases.

The arrests were made after midnight, the release said.

Lake in the Hills Police officers also wrote out three seatbelt violation citations during the night hours.

The crackdowns on drunk-driving were paid for by federal traffic safety grants through the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click it or Ticket" campaigns.

"Our primary focus during these campaigns is to make sure the motorists and their passengers arrive to their destinations safely," said James Wales, director of Police and Public Safety for Lake in the Hills. "The only successful holiday is a safe holiday."

- Northwest Herald

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