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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Fox Lake Police Department Announces Results of Distracted Driving Enforcement

Village Press Release -  Police

Fox Lake, IL (May 1, 2023)  Between April 1, 2023 and April 30, 2023, the Fox Lake Police Department participated in Illinois’ Distracted Driving Enforcement campaign, bringing awareness to area residents and issuing 63 citations. Increased enforcement was part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. During the month-long campaign, the Fox Lake Police Department issued:

  • 10 hands-free law violation citations
  • 12 speeding citations
  • 20 other traffic offense citations
  • 1 DUI arrest
  • 1 Possession of controlled substance arrest.


“We strongly enforce traffic laws for one reason – to save lives,” said Chief Jimmy Lee. “This increased enforcement was implemented to help motorists avoid the often-deadly consequences of distracted driving with a simple reminder: Drop it and drive.” 


The Fox Lake Police Department joined forces with the Illinois State Police, local law enforcement and highway safety partners for this enforcement effort. 


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




About the Village of Fox Lake: The Village of Fox Lake (population 10,700) is located 55 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 20 miles west of Waukegan, Illinois. Fox Lake is located in Lake and McHenry counties. The Village is located on the South Shore of Pistakee Lake, Nippersink Lake, and Fox Lake, three connected water bodies that form part of the Chain O’Lakes system.


Jimmy Lee

Chief – Fox Lake Police Department

847.587.3961 office



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