Monday, December 31, 2012
New Year’s Eve continues a big night for drunk driving enforcement and arrests.
The slogan “Don’t Drink and Drive” can become trite until you consider the numbers. Numbers like the 258 lives lost in Illinois in drunk driving crashes in 2012. It is one of the statistics that local and state police hope makes you think twice about drinking and driving, especiall tonight as holiday celebrations continue for New Year's Eve. Police throughout the area, including sheriff’s deputies in Lake, Cook and McHenry County, will be conducting special drunk driving enforcements. Illinois State police will be conducting roadside safety checks and special alcohol enforcement on highways and tollways. The patrols will focus on four areas that often cause fatal crashes: speeding, DUI, seat belt compliance and distracted driving, …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Palatine police will be out in force to keep village roads safe from intoxicated drivers and other violations.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns will again be in effect for the holidays, in addition to roadside safety checks now through January 1.
Palatine Police will again be working to keep the roads safe as holiday celebrations commence from Christmas to New Year's Eve during the holiday enforcement campaign. Through grant assistance from the Illinois Departmentof Transportation, Palatine police will be conducting saturation patrols as they have during past major holiday periods. Both the “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns will be in full-effect, and now through January 1, 2013, police officers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers, safety belt and speeding violations. Studies show that the above factors cause the majority of serious injuries and fatal car crashes, according to a Palatine Police press release. "The Palatine Police …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign partnership between Palatine Police and IDOT netted dozens of tickets and five DUI arrests between November 12-25.
There were 98 tickets issued for various violations and five DUI arrests were made during the Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Campaign by Palatine Police. In partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), police enforced “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” between November 12-25. Similar campaigns are held around July 4, Labor Day and Christmas. A traffic safety grant awarded by IDOT enabled police to increase patrols during that time period to ensure residents driving on Palatine roads were kept safe during holiday celebrations. During major holiday periods, police regularly step up patrols. Below is the breakdown of tickets and arrests: As part of the campaign, Safety Belt Enfocement Zones …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Palatine Police Department made 15 arrests and issued nearly 100 tickets during the Labor Day Holiday Traffic Safety Crackdown Campaign.
The Palatine Police Department made 15 arrests and issued nearly 96 tickets in about two and a half weeks. Part of the Labor Day Holiday Traffic Safety Crackdown Campaign, the Palatine Police Department increased patrols and saturated the streets to get drunken drivers off roadways and may sure all drivers and occupants use seat belts. Through a traffic saftey grant, IDOT supplied funds to boost the number of uniformed Palatine Police officers on the roadways enforcing traffic laws from August 17 through Sept. 3. The following is a summary of the results for the crackdown campaign: Driving Under the Influence – 6 arrests (avg. BAC of .16) Zero Tolerance (Driver under 21) – 3 cases (avg. BAC of .07) Seatbelt Violations – 50 tickets …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The focus of the campaign was to get intoxicated motorists off the roads, reduce speeding and make sure vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts.
The Palatine Police Department 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 …
Friday, July 8, 2011
The Palatine Police Department participated in the Illinois Department of Transportation's 4th of July Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign.
The Palatine Police department issued 109 tickets and made 9 DUI arrests during stepped up patrols over the 4th of July Holiday. The department participated in the Illinois Department of Transportation's Holiday Safety Traffic Campaign. Palatine received a grant to pay for increased patrols. A press release from the Palatine Police department states the campaign's focus was on getting intoxicated motorists off of roads, catching speeders, and ensuring seat belts and child car seats were being used. Aside from using "saturation" patrols, the department also conducted a roadside safety check at Algonquin and Roselle roads. The following is a breakdown of the results of the campaign: