The issued 116 tickets and made four DUI arrests during stepped-up patrols for the Fourth of July weekend.
The department used a traffic-safety grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation to boost the number of officers on roadways during their Fourth of July 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 midnight to 3 a.m., which have proven to be the deadliest on Illinois roadways.
The following is a summary of the results for the 4th of July Holiday Traffic Safety Crackdown in the Village of Palatine:
- Driving Under the Influence – four arrests
- Seatbelt Violations – 71 tickets
- Child Safety Seat Violations – two tickets
- Speeding – 13 tickets
- No Insurance – nine tickets
- All Other Registration/Moving/Equipment Violations – 21 tickets
- Possession of Cannabis – two arrests