Holiday safety crackdown nets dozens

The Thanksgiving traffic safety enforcement program by Evanston Police netted dozens of arrests and citations for a variety of offenses.

The program, funded by a state grant includes special enforcement actions designed to crack down on drunk driving and failure to use safety belts.

Police report the following results from the program, which ran from Nov. 14 to 27:

  • 40 safety belt citations
  • 3 DUI arrests
  • 2 felony arrests
  • 4 suspended/revoked licenses
  • 9 uninsured motorists
  • 12 speeding citations


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