The St. Charles Police Department completed the Halloween Mobilization campaign associated with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement crackdown took place from Friday, October 26, through the early morning hours of Thursday, November 1. Officers assigned to this detail made:
- No arrests
- Apprehended 1 Fugitive
- Issued 1 Suspended/Revoked License citation
- Issued 7 Speeding citations
- Issued 2 citations for other violations
The goal of this program is to reduce the frequency and severity of injury related crashes. The extra patrol assignments for DUI and seat belt enforcement are made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.
St. Charles Officers also worked to slow traffic in the downtown area throughout the Halloween weekend. In the downtown area, 6 traffic stops were made resulting in the following arrests or citations:
- 1 Possession of Cannabis
- 1 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- 1 Speeding
- 4 Electronic Communication Device (Cell Phone) While Driving
- 1 Disobeyed Traffic Control Signal
- 3 No Valid Driver’s License
- 1 No Valid Registrations
Efforts with this enforcement will continue throughout the fall season.