Freeport, Illinois – Over the Labor Day weekend we brought you news of the Freeport Police Department out in the streets checking and monitoring area drivers.
The Freeport Police Department released today the results of their Labor Day crackdown
Freeport Police made a total of seven (7) drunk driving arrests during the recent Labor Day crackdown. In addition, seven (7) of seat belt citations were written – six (6) of which occurred during nighttime hours. Other citations and arrests included Use of Electronic Devices (8), Child Restraint (4), Driving While Driver’s License Suspended/Revoked (12), Speeding (31), and Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle (33).
“Law enforcement officers have one of the toughest jobs in the country. Day and night, 24/7, we work tirelessly to protect citizens, seeing our fair share of troubling and devastating scenes,” said Lt. Blake Klosa. “Drunk-driving crashes are all too familiar.”
Nationally in 2014, there were 9,967 people killed in drunk-driving crashes, making up nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities that year. In fact, on average, more than 10,000 people died each year from 2010 to 2014 in drunk-driving crashes.
“As traffic safety partners, we do our best to make sure drivers and road users are safe. Yet there’s still so much for us to do. Help us spread the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, he said.”
The Freeport Police Department joined forces with other law enforcement agencies and highway safety partners throughout the state in the Illinois Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown.
The crackdown, part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns, was made possible by federal highway safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation.