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Speeders, cell phone users keep cops busy

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Evanston police issued 43 speeding citations and 21 cell phone violations during its recent “Drive sober or get pulled over” safety campaign during the Christmas and New Years holidays.

The campaign, federally financed and administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, recorded the following additional activity from Dec. 18 through Jan. 2:

Seventeen seat belt citations, one child car seat citation, one driving-under-the-influence arrest, three no-proof-of-insurance citations, and 25 other miscellaneous citations.

“Throughout the holiday season motorists should have noticed an increase in enforcement for impaired driving,” said Sgt. Tracy Williams, supervisor of Evanston’s Traffic Unit.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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