PECATONICA (WIFR) – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of Nighttime Enforcement Patrols (NITE) held during the late evening hours of October 4th and 5th, 2013. The patrols were conducted in Winnebago County by ISP District troopers.
Alcohol is involved in nearly 40 percent of fatal crashes in Illinois. NITE patrols are designed to keep our roads safe by removing alcohol-impaired drivers. However, when other violations are observed such as driving with a suspended or revoked license, operating a vehicle without a valid registration or insurance, or safety belt violations, enforcement action may be taken. The following citations were issued during the patrols:
Registration offenses 2
Driver’s license offenses 7
Occupant restraint offenses 8
Driving under the influence arrests 4
Other alcohol/drug arrests 7
Total citations/arrests 57
Total written warnings 52
One subject was arrested for Unlawful Use of Weapons and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.