The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office wrote 11 citations and 17 written warnings during the recent Thanksgiving enforcement effort. Whiteside County Deputies also took the following enforcement actions, Issued 5 citations for Speeding, Issued 1 citation for Child Restraint Violation Issued, 2 citations for No Valid Driver’s License, Issued 1 citation for Suspended/Revoked License Issued 2 citations for Registrations Violation. Deputies issued a total of 17 Written Warnings during the detail.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to reduce highway fatalities by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement campaign took place from Nov, 20-30. During the mobilization, extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.
The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.