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St. Charles Police net two DUI arrests during Black Wednesday no-refusal event

Part of holiday traffic enforcement campaign

The St. Charles Police Department charged two people with driving under the influence as part of a traffic enforcement campaign.
The St. Charles Police Department charged two people with driving under the influence as part of a traffic enforcement campaign.

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Police Department charged two people with driving under the influence as part of a traffic enforcement campaign.

The department conducted additional traffic enforcement Nov. 22 through Dec. 2, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, day or night, as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway deaths by issuing citations to unbuckled motorists and arresting impaired drivers.

On Black Wednesday – the night before the Thanksgiving holiday – St. Charles officers worked in conjunction with the Kane County States Attorney’s Office as part of the county’s overall “no refusal” event.” The no refusal program is an enforcement strategy that allows jurisdictions to obtain search warrants for blood samples from drivers suspected of drinking who refuse breath tests.

Two individuals were arrested by St. Charles for DUI during this event, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department.
 
During the 11 day mobilization, St. Charles Police also issued three speeding tickets along with giving a ticket to an uninsured motorist, the release stated. The department also wrote two other tickets.

The Click It or Ticket mobilization was made possible with federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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