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Crime & Courts

More than 150 citations issued in Huntley, Lake in the Hills, during distracted driving crackdown

A monthlong distracted driving enforcement campaign yielded more than 150 citations between the Huntley and Lake in the Hills police departments.

Increased enforcement was performed by police departments across the state throughout April, which is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Huntley police officers issued 73 citations: 64 for the use of an electronic communication device, five for speeding, three for vehicle registration violations and one for a traffic control device violation, according to a post on its Facebook page.

“Driver distraction is a persistent issue in the village of Huntley and often has life-altering consequences,” Deputy Chief Michael Klunk said. “Issuing a citation is a proven way to get motorists to reduce distracted driving.”

“Distracted Driving Awareness Month may be over, but the Huntley Police Department will to continue stopping drivers for this deadly behavior,” Klunk added.

In Lake in the Hills, a total of 78 citations were issued in April, according to a news release from police.

These included 46 citations for the use of an electronic communication device while driving, 10 seat-belt violations, four uninsured motorists violations and nine speeding violations. Police also made arrests for not having a valid driver’s license and for driving with a suspended license.

The increased enforcement resulted in Lake in the Hills police officers working an extra 54¾ hours in April.

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