Six arrested for DUI during the holidays
Updated: January 23, 2013 5:02PM
The Highland Park Police Department today announced the results of a year-end traffic safety push called “Drive to Survive.” The grant-funded enforcement campaign was designed to decrease motor vehicle fatalities associated with failure to use seat belts and driving under the influence.
Officers assigned to the high-visibility campaign made two DUI arrests and three arrests for other offenses. They also issued 14 citations for seat belt violations; and 5 citations and 18 warnings for other traffic violations.
Officers on the patrol shift made an additional four DUI arrests during the period, which ran from Dec. 17 through New Year’s Eve and involved other state and local law enforcement partners.
Special attention was given to the late-night hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive, while the fewest motorists buckle up.
The campaign, dubbed the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket” holiday crackdown, was funded by federal traffic safety grants administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation.