Monday, March 18, 2013
Evanston Police arrested four people for driving under the influence and issued 11 tickets for driving while talking on a cell phone during a traffic enforcement campaign from March 14 to 17.
Evanston police arrested and charged four people with driving under the influence during a St. Patrick’s Day enforcement campaign, according to a press release from the department. Between Thursday, March 14, to Sunday, March 17, a group of Evanston police officers were assigned to a specialized traffic enforcement initiative as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns. “Extra emphasis was given to late-night hours, as statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive along with the fewest motorists buckling up during this time of day,” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott said in the release. “This campaign has been a successful operation with …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Along with other local law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois, Evanston Police cracked down on motor vehicle violations from Nov. 12 to 25.
During a Thanksgiving crackdown on unsafe drivers, Evanston police charged two people with driving under the influence and cited 20 people for talking on a cell phone while driving, among other charges. From Nov. 12 through 25, police partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for an enforcement initiative targeting impaired drivers or motorists without seatbelts, according to a press release from the Evanston Police Department. The initiative is part of IDOT's "Click It Or Ticket" and "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" campaigns. During the two-week period, police also issued 18 citations to drivers who were not wearing seatbelts and one citation to a driver who did not have a child safety seat properly installed, …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Evanston Police conducted a traffic enforcement initiative around Memorial Day weekend, stopping people at three separate locations to check for violations.
During a crackdown on driving offenses from May 11 to May 28, the Evanston Police Department issued more than 100 citations and arrested one person for driving under the influence. The enforcement initiative was conducted with the help of grants from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” and “Click It or Ticket” programs. According to Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott, the department conducts similar enforcements around holiday weekends several times a year. Police stopped vehicles at three different locations in Evanston to check for violations. In total, they found 64 people not wearing a seatbelt, 48 people talking on the phone while driving, 34 people driving without insurance, four people driving …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Officers are participating in a statewide 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket' initiative.
Evanston police are stepping up patrols over the St. Patrick's Day weekend in an effort to crack down on drunk drivers as well as those not wearing seatbelts. The initiative is part of Illinois' "DriveSober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket" campaign, which is paid for with federal traffic safety money. The department is reminding people of the following: If you are hosting a St. Patrick's Day party: If you are attending a St. Patrick's Day party: