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Lake in the Hills Police issues 53 cellphone tickets over 71 extra patrol hours

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The Lake in the Hills Police Department conducted extra patrols during April as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, working an extra 71 hours of patrols and performing 96 traffic stops.

During the monthlong campaign, Lake in the Hills police issued 53 tickets in connection with cellphone use, plus 15 for speeding, 11 for seat belt violations, three for driving without insurance, two for expired registration and two for failing to signal, according to a news release.

One arrest was made in connection with driving with a revoked license, according to the release. That driver also was cited for a cellphone violation.

The statewide distracted driving campaign was funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.