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Grundy County releases holiday traffic numbers

From Nov. 18 through Sunday, the Illinois Department of Transportation supported enforcement to remind motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired during the merged Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilizations.

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway fatalities by cracking down on unbuckled motorists and impaired drivers, according to a news release from the department.

During the mobilization, Grundy County sheriff’s deputies issued:

• 92 seat belt citations

• 5 DUI arrests

• 4 felony arrests

• 11 fugitives apprehended

• 13 suspended/revoked licenses

• 10 uninsured motorists

• 73 speeding citations

• 6 drug arrests

The annual Click It or Ticket mobilization may be over in Grundy County, but Callahan said that’s not an excuse to stop wearing a seat belt.

“Our officers are out all year long,” Callahan said in the news release.

“If you or your passengers are caught not wearing a seat belt, day or night, you will be cited for the safety violation.”

The next IDOT supported traffic safety enforcement period begins Dec. 20 and runs through Jan. 5 to promote driving safely during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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