The St. Charles Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement during the week preceding St. Patrick’s Day and on the day itself. These extra patrols were held in conjunction with the nationwide Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The St. Charles Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois with their effort. This included working alongside the Kane County States Attorney’s Office which was holding a “no refusal” weekend.
During the mobilization, the detailed officers:
- Arrested 2 drivers for DUI, one of which was for felony aggravated DUI.
- Issued 9 speeding citations.
- Arrested 1 driver for driving while license suspended.
- Issued a combined 7 other citations and warnings for various other violations.
The Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization was made possible with federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.