STATELINE (WIFR) -- Area police have released the results of their extra patrols for the St. Patricks' Day Holiday. Below are the results for various cities and counties across the Stateline:
The Rockford Police joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in the Illinois St. Patrick’s Day campaign. The campaign featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities as well as additional enforcement activity.
During this special assignment, three people were arrested for DUI in Rockford, three for Operation of uninsured motor vehicle, three suspended drivers were arrested and one person wanted on a warrant associated with driving under the influence of alcohol was arrested.
Extra emphasis was given to late-night hours, as statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest motorists buckle up during this time of day.
This law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety grants through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department recently completed having extra patrols for the ST. Patrick's Day Holiday. The patrols were during the nighttime hours and were looking for DUI offenders. The Sheriff's Department was able to have 3 extra patrols from a STEP (Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program) grant funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, covering patrols from March 14th through March 17, 2013.
Deputies worked a total of 18 hours during the patrols and stopped 11 vehicles, and issued 12 tickets. One subject was arrested for driving while his license was revoked and another was arrested for DUI and DUI over the legal limit of .08. There were four tickets issued for speeding and one ticket for having an uninsured motor vehicle.