Oak Park police join agencies statewide in Fourth of July safety campaign

Police made one arrest for driving under the influence and cite 48 more for lack of seatbelts

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police wrote 48 seat belt citations, issued two more for illegal transportation of alcohol and made one arrest for driving under the influence during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket campaign over the Fourth of July, according to a statement from the village.

Deputy Chief Anthony Ambrose said their efforts were focused on late-night hours, when statistics show that the highest number of people drink and drive and the fewest wear their seatbelts. More than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide joined in on the campaign, Ambrose said.

The campaign is supported by federal traffic safety funds through the state Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety.

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Posted: July 8th, 2012 11:18 AM

Gaskill back in court Aug. 29th. Remember to pack the courtroom in support of the two young ladies. http://oakpark.patch.com/articles/another-status-hearing-set-for-robert-gaskill

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