OREGON — Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies made nine driving under the influence arrests during the recent Labor Day campaign. During the campaign, which lasted from Aug. 19 to Sept. 6, deputies issued a total of 302 citations and made numerous criminal arrests while conducting traffic enforcement and investigating crashes. The citations and arrests total included: Nine arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, one arrest for felony aggravated DUI, eight arrests for felony drug offenses, five arrests for misdemeanor drug offenses, four arrests for aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer, five arrests for outstanding warrants, two arrests for weapons violations, 28 arrests for driving with a suspended/revoked/no valid license, 129 citations for speeding violations, 35 citations for registration violations, 34 citations to uninsured drivers, three citations for using a cell phone while driving, three citations for reckless driving and three citations for illegal transportation of alcohol.
“As law enforcement officers, we do our best to protect motorists, pedestrians and other road users,” said Sheriff Brian VanVickle. “While enforcement campaigns like these save lives, there is still much to be done. Please help us spread the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with other law enforcement agencies and highway safety partners throughout the state for the Labor Day traffic safety campaign.
The program was made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.