Arlington Heights Police Issue 80 Traffic Citations and Record Two DUI Arrests as Part of Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign


The Arlington Heights Police Department recently completed enforcement activities relating to IDOT’s designated Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Campaign. The campaign began November 13, 2012 and ended November 25, 2012. During the campaign, five DUI Roving Saturation Patrols and six Safety Belt Enforcement Zones were conducted. The primary focus was to identify and apprehend motorists who chose to drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, without using their safety belts, or were committing licensing, equipment or other miscellaneous Illinois Vehicle Code traffic violations.

The combination of enforcement activities resulted in 82 cumulative arrests (2) and citations(80):

1 = Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Arrest

1 = Driving While License Suspended/Revoked Arrest

11 = Speeding Violations
44 = Seat Belt Violations
25 = Other Miscellaneous Traffic 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 Christmas and New Year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday enforcement campaign.

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