Expect lots of summer roadblocks in Lake County, Illinois

From the Lake County News-Sun:

Police departments in Lake County have announced special enforcement zones as part of the “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns.

Gurnee is starting Friday and running through the Memorial Day weekend. This is the third of 15 special enforcement campaigns the Gurnee Police Department will conduct during this grant year funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The zones are meant to increase seat belt use and the use of child safety restraints by motorists and will be run from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the following locations: Northwestern and Grandville, Route 132 and Belle Plaine Avenue, Almond Road and Dada Drive, Cemetery Road and Washington Street, Crescent and Belle Plaine avenues, First Street and Blackstone Avenue, Lawson and Beachwood avenues, St. Paul and Grove avenues, and Route 41 and 132.

In addition to the occupant protection enforcement zones, officers will be deployed throughout the village to focus on impaired driving and speed enforcement. An unannounced roadside safety checkpoint is also scheduled to occur during the late evening hours on Friday, May 25, through the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26.

The Waukegan Police Department will be conducting roadside safety and sobriety checkpoints beginning this weekend. One of the following locations will be used for a checkpoint on the days and times listed. The locations are Sunset and Northern Avenues, Dugdale Road and 10th Street, Jackson Street and Ridgeland Avenue, Washington Street and Washington Terrace, North and Greenwood avenues, Sheridan Road and Miraflores Avenue, Lewis Avenue and Williamsburg Drive, McAlister and 8th streets, Grand and Baldwin avenues, Lewis Avenue and Ballentine Street, Sheridan Road and Glen Flora Avenue, North and Glen Flora avenues, and Greenbay Road and Crescent Avenue.

The days and times are Friday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., Monday, May 14, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.; Tuesday, May 15, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, May 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, May 17, from midnight to 2 a.m.; Friday, May 18, from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; Monday, May 21, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, May 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 23, from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Thursday, May 24, from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday, May 25, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, May 26, from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; and Monday, May 28, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition to these fixed locations there will be at least six days of added roving patrols for intoxicated drivers. The campaign is meant to heighten public awareness of the dangers of driving without wearing a seat belt or driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance.

Grayslake police are also participating in the two-week campaign running from Friday through May 28.


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