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Evanston Police Make 8 DUI Arrests Over Holidays

The arrests were made as part of an enforcement mission that ran Dec. 19 through Jan. 1.

Evanston police arrested eight people for driving under the influence and 17 speeding tickets over the holidays, as part of a ramped up enforcement effort.

The initiative was supported through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation's "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose," and "Click it or Ticket" programs, according to police.

Police said they increased enforcement through seat belt check points and "saturated patrols for drunk drivers."

The following is a full list of numbers of arrests and citations made through the program:

Driving Under the Influence Arrests - 8 
 
Driving on a Suspended Driver's License - 1
 
Speeding in Excess of Posted Limit -  17
 
No Motor Vehicle Insurance - 14
 
Failure to Wear a Seatbelt - 5
 
Operating a Cell Phone while Driving - 5
 
Driving with an Expired Driver's License - 2
 
Driving with No Valid License - 2
 
Vehicle Equipment Violations - 17
 
Possession of Cannabis - 2
 
Illegal Transportation of Open Alcohol - 1
 
Other Miscellaneous Vehicle Code Violations - 19

Michael Kormanik January 04, 2012 at 03:39 PM
did IDOT really call it "You Drink, You Drive, You Loose"...? or is that a typo???!!
Cyndi Gage January 04, 2012 at 10:47 PM
I'd love to see this kind of enforcement all of the time. I can count at least five cell phone talkers just about every day on my way home from work... and that is just a 4.5 mile drive.
J C March 17, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I bet these patrols didn't take place in the "wealthy" part of town.

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