The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Lake in the Hills Police Department were two of several state and local law enforcement agencies that cracked down on impaired drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend.
During the enforcement, the sheriff’s office issued the following citations and made the following arrests: two arrests for driving under the influence, three arrests for not having a valid driver’s license, two warrant arrests, two street-racing arrests, one arrest for driving with a suspended license, 31 speeding citations and six citations for no insurance, according to a news release.
Lake in the Hills police said in a news release that officers worked an extra 29½ hours of enforcement during the holiday weekend. The department made one felony DUI arrest and stopped 25 vehicles for violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
The violations included a citation for distracted driving, two citations for uninsured motorists, one citation for improper lane use, 16 speeding tickets and one citation for possession of a controlled substance.
“We are pleased to report that proper seatbelt safety was observed by the traffic unit detail,” Lake in the Hills police said in the release.
The efforts were funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation and were part of the national Click it or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns. For information, visit www.idot.illinois.gov.