So this Lake in the Hills DUI Attorney took a look at last year’s DUI counts.
A quick review of the 2013 DUI counts shows a couple of things. The leading municipality for our county is Bull Valley followed by Crystal Lake and then there is Lake in the Hills.
As a Lake in the Hills DUI attorney I find it interesting how the DUI numbers come out. Last year according to AAIM, Bull Valley wrote 160 DUI tickets, Crystal Lake wrote 111, and Lake in the Hills wrote 90.
The interesting part for me is that Bull Valley has 6 officers, Crystal Lake has 65 and Lake in the Hills has 39 officers.
So doing the math, as AAIM does, arrest rate per officer sounds something like this: Bull Valley 6.67 DUIs per officer, Crystal Lake 1.17 DUIs per officer, and Lake in the Hills 2.31.
Now this could just suggest that some smaller departments have higher ratios because they don’t have a lot of staff. These days, commonly, even the secretary at the police station is a sworn officer (for reasons that I will never understand).
What can we draw from this? You have some Bull Valley officers (just a few of them) writing a lot of DUI tickets. You have a large staff at Crystal Lake. And at Lake in the Hills, maybe the secretaries aren’t sworn officers.
In any case you would be wise to not try to make it home driving through Bull Valley.
As an interesting side note, I think most of the DUI arrests in Bull Valley arise from a speeding charge.
Law Dude, Ray Flavin, is a Lake in the Hills DUI attorney who represents drivers that have been charged with DUI in McHenry County Illinois. His law offices are located across the street from the McHenry County Courthouse in Woodstock.