Labor Day enforcement nets arrests, citations

The Hinsdale Police Department made one arrest for impaired driving during the recent Labor Day enforcement campaign to increase safety on Illinois roads.

Police also issued 45 citations for speeding violations, three for driving with a suspended license, one for operating an uninsured motor vehicle violation, one for possession of cannabis and nine for other violations to the Illinois Vehicle Code.

“As traffic safety partners, we do our best to make sure all drivers and other road users are safe,” Deputy Chief Thomas Lillie said. “While enforcement campaigns like these save lives, there is still much to be done. Please help us spread the message: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.’ ”

In 2018, a total of 10,511 people were killed nationwide in drunk driving crashes, making up nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities that year. More than 10,000 people have died as a result of impaired driving each of the last four years in the United States.

Hinsdale police joined forces with enforcement agencies and highway safety partners throughout the state for the enforcement effort. The statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns are made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.