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CRYSTAL LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: The Crystal Lake Police Department has completed the 2019/2020 Holiday Crackdown to Save Lives

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By Press release submission | Jan 9, 2020

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Crystal Lake Police Department issued the following announcement on Jan. 3.

The Crystal Lake Police Department recently completed its participation in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program conducted for the holiday season. Numerous Law Enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort from December 16th through January 1st to save lives by encouraging motorists to refrain from electronic communication violations, drinking and driving, and to buckle up during late-night hours.

During the mobilization, the Department:

  • Stopped an additional 48 motorists for traffic violations
  • Issued a total of 42 additional traffic citations, which included:
    • 20 citations for unlawful use of an electronic communications device
    • 7 citations for speeding
    • 7 citations for failure to wear a seat belt
    • 5 citations for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle
    • 3 citations for other moving violations and equipment
  • Written warnings were issued for 10 vehicle code violations
  • In addition, 2 subjects were arrested for driving with suspended licenses
The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT's Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" campaigns. The Crystal Lake Police Department will participate in such campaigns in the future, and encourages motorists to buckle up their seatbelts every time-every trip, don't use cellphones or other electronic communications devices unless hands-free, and never drive intoxicated.

Date: January 3rd, 2020

Contact: Deputy Chief Kotlowski


Phone: (815) 356-3730

Department: Crystal Lake Police Department

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