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33 citations, warnings issued by Crystal Lake police during Fourth of July enforcement

The Crystal Lake Police Department has announced the results of its Fourth of July traffic enforcement.

Law enforcement throughout the state participated in the effort from June 17 through July 8 to encourage drivers to refrain from drinking and driving and to buckle up, according to a news release.

Crystal Lake had extra officers out on June 29, July 3 and July 6 to help increase safety on the roads, according to the release. During the Crystal Lake mobilization the police department stopped 31 drivers for traffic violations and issued 33 citations and warnings.

There were seven safety belt citations, one child restraint citation, four phone citations, 10 speeding citations, one uninsured vehicle citation, two equipment and other moving citations, one driving a vehicle without a valid license citation, and seven written warnings, according to the release.

The effort was funded by the federal traffic safety funds through IDOT's Division of Traffic Safety and was part of the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click it or Ticket" campaigns.

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