Drunk Driving Enforcement Initiative By Naperville Police Department

Drunk driving continues to be a significant traffic safety concern both nationally as well as in the Chicago area, including DuPage County.  DuPage County accidents involving drunk driving (as well as driving while impaired on drugs) are summarized in posts under the “DuPage County DUI” category.

While drunk driving can happen at any time, it is often more frequent in nature during various times of the year.  Holidays and special events, such as sports championships, often result in more drunk drivers.

On February 1, 2018 the Illinois Department of Transportation issued a press release concerning drunk driving.  The title is “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.” (pdf)

An excerpt from the release:

Even a small amount of alcohol can impair judgment and reaction times, making driving unsafe. The Illinois State Police and nearly 100 local police departments and sheriff’s offices will be stepping up impaired driving enforcement efforts around the clock this weekend. Motorists can expect to see an increase in safety patrols, seatbelt enforcement zones and roadside safety checks.
“DUIs are responsible for nearly one-third of all fatal crashes in Illinois. A single DUI can cost thousands of dollars, suspension of driving privileges, jail time and potentially cause serious injury or death,” said ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz. “Troopers will be out in force conducting roadside safety checks and roving patrols to remove drunk drivers from Illinois roadways. Please plan ahead to arrive home safe this Super Bowl weekend by designating a driver or alternate transportation. Everyone wins when we all make it home safe.”
The Naperville Police Department announced special impaired driving enforcement initiatives over the Super Bowl weekend.  An excerpt from the City of Naperville release titled “Naperville Police Urge The Public to Make a Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday…“:

The Naperville Police Department announced today it will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend to keep impaired drivers off the roads and encourage more people to wear their seat belts. The messages are familiar and simple: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket.

“We need your help to keep alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers off our roads,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “All it takes is a game plan. Before you go to the party, decide if you’re drinking or driving – never do both.”

Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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