Arlington Heights Police Release Traffic Enforcement Results for Independence Day Campaign

The Arlington Heights Police Department recently completed enforcement activities relating to IDOT’s designated Independence Day campaign. The campaign began June 17, 2011 and ended July 4, 2011. During the campaign, two Roadside Safety Checkpoints and six Roving Saturation Patrols were conducted. The first Roadside Safety Checkpoint was conducted on Friday, June 24, 2011 on Dundee Road near Wilke Road. The second Roadside Checkpoint was conducted on Saturday, June 25, 2011 on Arlington Heights Road near Algonquin Road. The Roving Saturation Patrols took place on Friday, July 1, 2011 and Saturday, July 2, 2011. The primary focus was to identify and apprehend motorists who chose to drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, as well as those committing licensing, equipment and other miscellaneous Illinois Vehicle Code violations. All activities took place between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

The enforcement activities resulted in the following cumulative arrests and citations:

3 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol
2 arrests for driving while license revoked based on a DUI conviction
3 arrests for unlicensed driving
12 uninsured motorist citations
28 speeding citations
61 citations for other miscellaneous Illinois Vehicle Code violations.

The Arlington Heights Police Department is committed to traffic safety and will continue to be an active participant in IDOT’s grant program by participating in the upcoming Labor Day Holiday.

The Arlington Heights Police Department is conducting traffic enforcement efforts through a Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant awarded to the Village by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Division of Traffic Safety. The purpose of the grant is to reduce personal injury and fatal traffic accidents through increased traffic enforcement efforts. The grant supplements current law enforcement activities relating to traffic safety over a one-year period for various different enforcement campaigns designated by IDOT. The campaigns coincide with selected holiday periods in which there is a documented increase of traffic-related crashes and injuries. The campaigns rotate the themes of “Click It or Ticket” and “You Drink & Drive. You Lose.”