By Devin Rose
River Forest police made 11 arrests and gave out 93 citations to motorists during the Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Campaign that ended Monday, according to a statement from police.
From Nov. 17-28, the River Forest Police Department participated in the campaign that focused on enforcement of unsafe driving practices like speeding, driving under the influence and safety belt use.
Grant funding provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation allowed the department to hire back police officers on overtime to patrol the village during that time.
One arrest was made each for driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated driving with a revoked license. Nine others were made for driving with a suspended license or driving without a valid license. Citations were made for vehicle equipment violations, moving violations, failure to wear a seatbelt or have insurance, and unlawful use of a driver's license.
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