The information below comes from the Highland Park Police Department.
The Highland Park Police Department announced the results of the recent year-end traffic safety push called “Drive to Survive.”
This grant funded enforcement campaign was designed to decrease motor vehicle fatalities associated with not buckling up and/or driving under the influence.
Highland Park Police Officers assigned to the initiative made two DUI and three other arrests during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over / Click It or Ticket” Holiday Crackdown,” said Chief Paul Shafer.
Fourteen seat belt citations were also issued as well as five citations and 18 warnings for other traffic violations. Officers on the patrol shift made an additional four DUI arrests during the enforcement campaign.
The Highland Park Police Department joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in conducting the crackdown campaign that ran from December 17ththrough New Year’s Eve. The initiative featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities and a strategic media campaign.
Extra emphasis was given to the late-night hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. which is when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest motorists buckle up.This law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety grants 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.