Palatine police arrest 13 during traffic safety crackdown
The Palatine Police Department collaborated with highway safety partners and other law enforcement agencies during the Illinois Labor Day Traffic Safety crackdown to keep our roadways safe.
The department is dedicated to keeping drivers safe by monitoring the roadways and particularly targeted intoxicated drivers.
Federal highway safety money accessed through the Illinois Department of Transportation funded the roadway crackdown. Officers took an active role in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns. These campaigns aim to protect drivers by removing intoxicated motorists from the highways and protect each occupant of all vehicle by enforcing proper seat belt use and child car seats when needed.
Patrols by Palatine Police officers were completed Aug. 22 through Sept. 6. Officers monitored the traffic on dedicated routes in addition to conducting a Roadside Safety Check on Algonquin Road near the intersection of Roselle Road.
During patrol, officers arrested two individuals for driving under the influence, seven for drug offenses, and four for driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license. In addition, officers ticketed 69 people for seat belt violations, gave out three tickets to uninsured drivers, 16 tickets for speeding, 26 drivers were ticketed for using a cell phone while driving, and another 17 tickets were distributed for other registration, moving or vehicle violations.