Sheriff’s Office announces distracted driving enforcement results

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office announced it issued 26 citations for using cell phones while driving and 665 other citations during the April distracted driving enforcement period.

OREGON — The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office announced it issued 26 citations for using cell phones while driving and 665 other citations during the April distracted driving enforcement period.

The citations were issued for numerous offenses including: four felony drug arrests, 29 citations for drivers with no valid, revoked or suspended licenses, 10 Arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 14 Arrests for cannabis violations, 37 citations to uninsured drivers and 156 citations for speeding-related violations.

“Distracted Driving Awareness Month allowed the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office to bring a heightened awareness to stop motorists from engaging in this deadly behavior,” Sheriff Brian VanVickle said.

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners for this enforcement effort.
Using your phone in anything other than handsfree mode in Illinois is not only dangerous, but also illegal. Break the cycle. Drop it and drive.
The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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