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NAPERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT: Begins Independence Day Crackdown on Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Law Violators

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By Press release submission | Jun 27, 2018

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Naperville Police Department issued the following announcement on June 25.

The Naperville Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement campaign focusing on impaired and unbuckled drivers from June 25 through July 8 to encompass the Independence Day holiday, an all-too-often deadly time on Illinois roads.

“We encourage residents to celebrate Independence Day safely,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “If you’re going to drink, don’t drive. Too many people die behind the wheel each year because of those who choose to drive impaired by alcohol or drugs. Our officers will be out in full force, showing zero tolerance for impaired drivers.”

Naperville Police will join the Illinois State Police and more than 150 local police and sheriff’s departments for the increased statewide enforcement effort.

Naperville Police will also be conducting a road side safety check on Friday, June 29.

“This Fourth of July, designate a sober driver and don’t let friends or family members drive drunk,” said Sgt. Zook. Other important tips include:

  • Give your designated driver your keys before you go out.
  • If you are drunk or impaired by marijuana or other drugs, call a taxi, take mass transit, use a ride-sharing service or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
  • Promptly report drunk drivers to law enforcement by pulling over and dialing 9-1-1.
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is your best defense against an impaired driver.
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns are funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Original source can be found here.

Source: Naperville Police Department

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