Evanston police say they made two drunk driving arrests during an 18-day stepped-up enforcement campaign that ended with the Fourth of July holiday.
The grant-funded project targeted evening rush and night-time hours and let officers set up stationary enforcement zones in high traffic areas.
In addition to the arrests for driving under the influence, the campaign led to the issuance of tickets for 38 cell phone ordinance violations, 36 seat belt violations, and 42 other traffic offenses, as well as turning up eight drivers without proof of insurance and one operating on a suspended drivers license.
Editor’s note (3:21 p.m 7/7/11): The original version of this story reported, based on information provided by the police department, that there were 42 drunk driving arrests during the campaign. The department now says that information was incorrect and there were only two drunk driving arrests.