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Police Announce Results of Labor Day Crackdown

Law enforcement agency participated in nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket” effort.

The Lemont Police Department has announced the results of its Labor Day crackdown, in which officers made five arrests for impaired driving and numerous other arrests for various offenses. The arrests were made as part of the department’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket” effort.

The number of citations and the offenses for which they were issued is as follows:

  •   5 - DUIs
  • 30 - Safety belt tickets
  •   4 - Warrant arrests
  • 14 - Suspended driver’s license
  •   7 - Revoked driver’s license
  •   7 - No valid driver’s license
  • 18 - Uninsured motorists
  • 90 - Speeding
  •   6 - Drug arrests
  •   6 - Registration offenses
  • 16 - Equipment offenses

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in the nationwide crackdown, which ran from Aug. 17 through Labor Day, Sept. 3.

Lemont police joined forces with other state and local law enforcement agencies as well as numerous highway safety partners in conducting the crackdown. The effort featured high-visibility enforcement with a variety of outreach activities, including a strategic media campaign and additional enforcement activity.

Emphasis was given to late-night hours 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, part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click it or Ticket” campaigns.

Editor's note: The information above is from a press release by the Lemont Police Department.

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Mike Colaizzi September 07, 2012 at 03:55 PM
And they announced they were doing it, what would the numbers be on any random weekend without notice?
Ginger1397 September 13, 2012 at 02:56 PM
We need to find a away to catch people texting while driving. Someone needs to develop a test or a product that will be able to detect whether someone is texting. It kills so many people every day.

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