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75 caught in traffic crackdown

Evanston police say they arrested or cited drivers for 75 violations during a two-week crackdown on traffic offenses last month funded by a state grant.

The campaign, centered around the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, ran from March 5 through March 21, and was target to reducing traffic accidents during the overnight hours.

Evanston police say they arrested or cited drivers for 75 violations during a two-week crackdown on traffic offenses last month funded by a state grant.

The campaign, centered around the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, ran from March 5 through March 21, and was target to reducing traffic accidents during the overnight hours.

Police say they made 25 stops for speeding, six for no proof of insurance, four for driving under the influence of alcohol, and two each for drug violations, seat belt violations and failure to carry a drivers license. The also made one arrest for driving on a suspended license and issued 33 other traffic citations for various offenses.

Officers say staying under the speed limit and wearing seat belts are a key combination for reducing traffic accidents and injuries.

The department plans other traffic enforcement campaigns centered around holidays during the year. 

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