The made 29 arrests during their recent St. Patrick's Day road safety crackdown, police said.
Lemont Police Sgt. Joseph Miller, the department's traffic safety coordinator, said the department made two impaired-driving arrests and issued 19 seat belt citations during the traffic safety campaign, which ran March 12-20.
The crackdown featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities, Miller said.
Extra emphasis was given to late-night hours, when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive.
The checkpoints were funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety, and coincided with the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" campaigns.
Breakdown (March 12-20)
- Driving Under the Influence: 2
- Occupant Protection (Seatbelt) Violation: 19
- Warrant Arrests: 0
- Driving with a Revoked/Suspended License: 3
- No Valid Driver's License: 4
- Uninsured Motorist: 6
- Speeding: 8
- Drug Arrests: 4
- Other Arrests: 10
- Other Moving Violations: 2
- Registration Offense: 2
- Equipment Violation: 5
- Underage Consumption/Possession of Alcoholic Liquor: 5