Evanston Labor Day crackdown yields arrests, citations

Evanston police made arrests for impaired driving and a criminal warrant, while issuing tickets for seat belt violations and other traffic citations during a Labor Day impaired driving crackdown.

One person was arrested for impaired driving, police said, in a press release. They also made a criminal warrant arrest and a zero-tolerance, under 21 arrest.

In all, 76 were cited for seat belt violations, six for failure to restrain a child in an approved car seat, six for driving on a suspended driver's license, 12 for operating a hand held cell phone, 29 for speeding, 10 for no valid insurance, three for no valid driver's license and 21 for other miscellaneous traffic citations.

The police department and others around the country "participated in this nationwide effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off our roads and more people buckled up during late-night hours," according to the press release. It was funded by federal traffic safety money through the Illinois Department of Transportation and the state's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

-Quan Truong, Tribune reporter