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NAPERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT: Celebrate Safely This Labor Day; Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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By Press release submission | Aug 23, 2019


Naperville Police Department issued the following announcement on Aug. 19.

As Illinois residents gear up to mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations throughout the state, the Naperville Police Department is planning to participate in a traffic safety campaign focusing on drunk, unbuckled and distracted drivers.

“Our goal is to help ensure that our community’s residents and visitors make it home safely after the party ends,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “We’ll be out in force to keep impaired drivers off the roads. If you’ll be celebrating, we urge you to plan ahead for a sober ride. It could be a matter of life or death.”

The Naperville Police Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois for the increased statewide effort. The high-visibility crackdown will run through the Labor Day holiday weekend into the early morning hours of Sept. 3.

Before the fun starts this Labor Day, remember to designate a sober driver and don’t let friends or family members drive drunk. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair judgment and reaction times, making driving unsafe.

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The crackdown runs concurrently with a media campaign reminding motorists that impaired driving has “Life or Death” consequences. Visit LifeOrDeathIllinois.com for more information.

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