Lake in the Hills issues 110 tickets during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Just more than half of the tickets were for cellphone violations

During the month of April, the Lake in the Hills Police Department held additional dedicated patrols as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the department said in a news release Monday.

Officers worked an extra 79 hours of patrol and conducted 118 traffic stops, an effort funded using federal traffic safety dollars administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, according to the release. One arrest was made and the driver was charged with driving while license revoked.

The Lake in the Hills Police Department also issued 110 tickets, including 58 for cellphone violations, 25 for speeding, 13 for seat belt violations, eight for lack of insurance, four for expired registration, one for passing in a no passing zone and one for disregarding a traffic signal, according to the release.

“The Lake in the Hills Police Department reminds motorists to put their cellphones down and drive,” the department said in the release. “Even though Distracted Driving Awareness Month has concluded, officers will continue to enforce the distracted driving laws year-round.”