Lee County Sheriff’s Office announces distracted driving enforcement results


LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced it issued 16 handsfree law violations and 11 other citations consisting of Speeding, Failure to Stop, No Insurance, Registration and Suspended Driver’s License offenses during the April distracted driving enforcement period. There was also one warrant arrest and eight traffic warnings for various offenses. 

“Distracted Driving Awareness Month allowed Lee County Sheriff’s deputies to bring a heightened awareness to stop motorists from engaging in this deadly behavior,” said Sgt. Derek Ranken.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners for this enforcement effort. 

Using your phone in anything other than handsfree mode in Illinois is not only dangerous, but also illegal. Break the cycle. Drop it and drive.

The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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