No rest for Lisle police as Labor Day DUI efforts pay off
A Lisle Police Department boost in early-morning patrols on the days surrounding Labor Day resulted in four DUI arrests and 44 total citations this year, according to the village.
The increased presence was engineered in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and mirrored efforts of departments throughout the state in a campaign titled “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The crackdown, which ran from Aug. 21 to Sept. 5, was made possible through federal highway safety funding managed by IDOT.
“Alcohol- and drug-impaired driving has claimed too many lives, and the ‘Drive Sober’ campaign was a chance for us to try and help make zero fatalities a reality on Illinois roads,” Lisle Deputy Chief Ron Wilke said in a press release. “People die every day at the hands of impaired drivers, and our law enforcement officers were out in full force, arresting drivers who were under the influence.”
According to the release, the department also issued three citations for child seat-belt violations, 32 speeding citations and 19 other traffic citations in the time frame.