The “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign sponsored by Palatine Police and the Illinois Department of Transportation netted more than 60 arrests an/or tickets between December 17, 2012 and January 1, 2013.
Commander Mike Seebacher with the Palatine Police Department said in a press release the offenses were discovered through regular patrols in addition to roadside safety checks conducted in Palatine through the holiday period.
The cost of the effort was covered by a traffic safety grant provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
"The focus of the grant was to improve traffic safety through enforcement of impaired driving and seatbelt laws," Seebacher said in the release.
A breakdown of the offenses and subsequents tickets and arrests are as follows:Seatbelt Violations 42 Tickets Issued DUI 2 Arrests Speeding 3 Tickets Issued No Insurance 4 Tickets Issued Possession of Cannabis 2 Arrests All Other Traffic Violations 9 Tickets
Information provided by the Palatine Police Department.