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West Chicago police issue 35 citations during July 4 holiday

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 12:57 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:07 p.m. CDT

WEST CHICAGO – The West Chicago Police Department issued 35 citations during a recent crackdown on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators during the Independence Day holiday, according to a city news release.

West Chicago police officers joined forces with state and local law enforcement agencies for the Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket campaign that featured high-visibility enforcement and a variety of outreach activities, including a media campaign and additional police activity.

The 35 citations issued by West Chicago officers included 11 seat belt citations, two child seat citations, four cell phone citations and 18 other miscellaneous violations, the release stated.

The campaign particularly emphasized late-night hours, when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest buckle up, according to the release.

This recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety, the release stated.

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