McHenry County Sheriff’s Office arrests five for drunken driving, eight additional arrests during holiday crackdown

Deputies also issue 119 citations, including 98 for speeding

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office made by five arrests for driving under the influence during a period of stepped-up enforcement tied to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, it said in a news release.

The crackdown was part of a statewide campaign funded using federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Area law enforcement used the money to add extra units to their patrols.

During the mobilization, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office also arrested six people for driving while their license was either revoked or suspended, one for driving without a valid license, and one on two felony drug charges, according to the release.

Deputies also issued 98 speeding tickets, three citations for the illegal transportation of marijuana, 10 for not having insurance and eight for cellphone violations.