The Palatine Police Department's St. Patrick's Day Holiday Traffic Safety Crackdown netted three arrests for driving under the influence and one for having a suspended driver's license, the department reported.
Officers also issued 26 tickets for seat belt violations, 12 for speeding, five for no insurance, two for zero tolerance of alcohol for drivers under 21 years old, one for open alcohol in a vehicle, one for a child safety seat violation and 16 for all other violations.
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Through a traffic safety grant supplied by the Illinois Department of Transportation, an increased number of patrol officers were on the roadways enforcing traffic laws. Their focus was to get intoxicated motorists off the street and enforce seat belt and child-restraint use.