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Hundreds of Citations Issued in Traffic Blitz

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Hundreds of tickets were written by police officers from across Lake County in the recent Operation Pull Over Blitz. The Lake County Traffic Safety Partnership says 274 citations were issued for seat belt violations and nine for child restraint violations. Police say they also issued 586 citations for speeding and 407 for numerous traffic, licensing or equipment violations. Officers from a dozen departments took part in the initiative that ran from the end of February through March 23rd.
Additionally, police report making twenty misdemeanor DUI arrests, five felony DUI arrests, 55 criminal misdemeaor arrests, four criminal felony arrests, 45 driving while suspended with a prior conviction arrests, one habitual traffic violator arrest and issuing 52 driving while suspended citations.  Three citations were written for texting while driving.


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