The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people and issued 69 tickets during a period of stepped-up enforcement tied to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, it said in a news released.
The agency joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois in the effort, which sought to reduce highway fatalities by cracking down on unbuckled motorists and impaired drivers over the holiday.
During the mobilization, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests for driving under the influence, two for driving license was suspended or revoked and one with an active arrest warrant, according to the release.
The sheriff’s office also issued 69 tickets, 53 of which were for speeding, 11 for driving without valid insurance, three for cellphone violations, one for illegal transportation of marijuana and one for a seat belt violation.
This effort 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.
Source: The Daily Chronicle