Lemont Police Announce Holiday Crackdown Results
Local, state law enforcement teamed up for “Drive to Survive” campaign.
Lemont Police Department has announced the results of the recent year-end traffic safety push called “Drive to Survive.” The enforcement campaign was designed to lower motor vehicle fatalities due to not buckling up or to driving under the influence.
Summary of Lemont Police activity from December 17, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013:
- 2 arrests for driving under the influence of alcoholic liquor
- 5 arrests for driving while license is suspended
- 2 arrests for no driver’s license
- 6 tickets for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle
- 3 instate warrant arrests
- 12 tickets for failure to wear a seatbelt
- 3 tickets for disobeying a traffic control device
- l ticket for improper use of signal
- l ticket for no valid vehicle registration
- l ticket for vehicle equipment violation
- 4 local ordinance tickets for unlawful possession of cannabis
- 2 local ordinance tickets for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia
- 3 tickets for illegal transportation of alcoholic liquor - driver.
- 12 motor vehicle crashes investigated
- 409 police calls handled
The Lemont Police Department joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in conducting the crackdown campaign, featuring high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities including a strategic media campaign and additional enforcement activity.
Extra emphasis was given to the late-night hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest motorists buckle up.
The law enforcement crackdown was funded 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 lt or Ticket” campaigns.
Editor’s note: The above information is a press release from the Lemont Police Department.
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