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McHenry County Sheriff's Office arrests 15 during holiday traffic enforcement

McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 15 people and issued 167 citations as part of a safety campaign throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The sheriff’s office was one of several state and police agencies throughout Illinois to crack down on driving safely during the holiday season. Enforcement ranged from drug arrests to drivers not wearing seat belts, according to a news release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

The Click It or Ticket and Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns yielded one driving under the influence case, seven arrests in connection with driving on a suspended or revoked license, six arrests in connection with drug warrants and one for driving without a license, according to the release.

The agency also issued 125 speeding tickets, 30 citations for driving without insurance, eight citations for using an electronic communication device and four tickets for unbuckled drivers and passengers.

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.

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