La Salle County Sheriff’s Office makes 15 arrests during traffic campaign

Deputies wrote several more tickets for violations

La Salle County Sheriff's Office

During the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office’s traffic safety campaign from Nov. 17 to 27, deputies made two arrests in connection with driving under the influence, made four felony arrests, apprehended a fugitive, made a pair of warrant arrests and made six drug busts.

Deputies conducted the campaign to remind motorists to buckle up and drive sober. The “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization was conducted by the sheriff’s office and other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway fatalities.

During the campaign, the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office also handled 16 seat belt citations, eight expired registration violations, 13 instances of no insurance, four suspended/revoked licenses, three invalid driver’s licenses, 24 speeding citations, four cellphone violations, eight obstructed front windshield (tinted) cases and 18 other miscellaneous traffic violations.

“We issue tickets to remind drivers and passengers that seat belt use isn’t a suggestion, it’s the law,” Sheriff Adam Diss said in a news release. “This year’s campaign was successful in grabbing people’s attention with highly visible enforcement methods. As always, our goal is a safe community with safe drivers.”

The Thanksgiving holiday enforcement effort was made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.