Crime & Courts

Labor Day safety campaign leads to citations, arrests

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office issued 73 citations and made 10 arrests during the Labor Day holiday for violations including not having insurance and driving under the influence.

The sheriff’s office joined other state and local law enforcement agencies to reduce highway fatalities by cracking down on unbuckled motorists and impaired drivers, according to a news release.

The effort resulted in six DUI arrests, two arrests for not having a valid license, one arrest for driving with a suspended license and one drug arrest, according to the release.

Police also issued 55 speeding tickets and 18 citations to drivers who didn’t have insurance, the release said.

The mobilization was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns. For information, visit www.idot.illinois.gov.

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