MORRIS – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office released results from the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday crackdown on drunken drivers.
During the holiday season, reducing the deadly dangers from drunken drivers was a top priority as Grundy County sheriff’s deputies were out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others on the road at risk, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.
From Dec. 20 to Jan. 5, deputies arrested six drunk drivers who had blood alcohol concentrations over the legal limit.
“We warned partygoers not to drink and drive, and we backed it up with aggressive enforcement,” said Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan in the news release.
“These offenders needed to realize their actions have serious and potentially fatal consequences, and hopefully, now that they have been arrested, they will not put themselves and others at risk by driving drunk again.”
The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation, and is part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.
Arrests made by Grundy County sheriff’s deputies
Arrests and citations by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office during the holiday season:
6 driving under the influence
140 seat belt citations
3 felony arrests
11 fugitives apprehended
11 suspended/revoked licenses
1 reckless driving
31 uninsured motorists
79 speeding citations
35 additional citations for offenses including disobeying a traffic control device, improper lane usage, no valid driver’s license and vehicle registration violations
45 written warnings for speeding violations
9 drug charges