The issued 117 tickets and made four DUI arrests during stepped-up patrols for the Memorial Day weekend.
The department used a traffic-safety grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation to boost the number of officers on roadways during their Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Safety Crackdown, a press release from the department states.
The focus of this campaign was to get intoxicated motorists off the roads, reduce speeding and make sure vehicle occupants were kept safe through the enforcement of seat belt and child restraint use.
Through the holiday, Palatine police uniformed officers hit the streets on dedicated traffic enforcement saturation patrols and seat belt enforcement zones throughout the village. These saturation patrols and seat belt enforcement zones emphasized the hours of 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., which have proven to be the deadliest on Illinois roadways.
The following is a summary of the results for this campaign:
- Driving under the influence — four arrests
- Seat-belt violations —73 tickets
- Child safety restraint violations – three tickets
- Speeding – 13 tickets
- Suspended/revoked/no valid driver’s license – one arrest
- No insurance —- seven tickets
- Open alcohol in vehicle — one ticket
- All other registration/moving/equipment violations – 20 tickets
- Warrants – one arrest