Edwardsville Police made 5 DUI arrests during the recent Labor Day impaired driving and occupant protection campaigns.
In addition, 22 seat belt citations were written – 5 of which occurred during nighttime hours. Other citations and arrests included 12 citations for unlawful use of an electronic transmission device, 12 Speeding citations, 2 arrests for driving suspended/revoked, 20 other citations, 1 arrest for unlawful use of a weapon, and 4 consumption of alcohol by a minor violations.
“Through the Labor Day enforcement effort, we helped to make our roads safer and remind motorists that impaired driving is not a game,” said Lt. Brandn Whittaker.
Edwardsville Police joined forces with other law enforcement agencies and highway safety partners throughout the state for the Illinois Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Drive High. Get a DUI” enforcement campaign.
The efforts were made possible by federal highway safety funds distributed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.