“The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office made 2 drunk-driving arrests and issued 33 seat belt citations during the recent July Fourth Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket crackdown,” said Sheriff Brian Asbell.
The Sheriff’s Office also issued 18 citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle; 30 citations for driving without a license or having a Suspended or Revoked License; 8 citations for speeding; 4 citations for failure to use a child safety seat as well as 54 other citations for various traffic offenses. Deputies also recovered a stolen vehicle and made 3 warrant arrests during the crackdown along with making an arrest and seizing an illegal firearm located during a traffic stop.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to get drunk and drugged drivers off our roadways and encourage seat belt use.
The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with more than 150 other state and local law enforcement agencies conducting the crackdown campaign, which featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities including a media campaign.
The recent law enforcement effort was funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.