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posted: 3/24/2012 8:30 AM

Palatine police release results of traffic safety crackdown

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The Palatine Police Department this week released the results of its St. Patrick's Day Holiday Traffic Safety Crackdown, one of several campaigns the department launches every year to try and make the roads safer.

Through a traffic safety grant supplied by the Illinois Department of Transportation, patrol officers saturated Palatine's roads March 12-20. Their focus was to get intoxicated motorists off the streets, reduce speeding and enforce seat belt and child-restraint use.

Officers also conducted a roadside safety check late one night in the area of Algonquin and Roselle roads.

Over the eight-day campaign, police made six arrests for driving under the influence, four for suspended/revoked/no valid driver's license and three for possession of drugs.

Officers also issued 72 tickets for seat-belt violations, seven for speeding, four for no insurance, one for open alcohol in a vehicle and 24 for all other registration/moving/equipment violations.

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