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St. Charles Police net one DUI arrest during traffic enforcement campaign

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

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

The department conducted additional traffic enforcement Dec. 16 through Jan. 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.

One person was arrested for DUI during the traffic enforcement campaign, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department.

During the 18 day mobilization, St. Charles Police also issued seven speeding tickets, two front seat belt tickets and six uninsured motorist tickets. The department also wrote six other tickets and issued nine warnings for various offenses

In addition, the department made two arrests for suspended/revoked driver licenses.
 
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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