Drive Sober Thanksgiving 2021

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Thanksgiving Campaign
Posted on 11/18/2021
Drive Sober Thanksgiving 2021

Results of Thanksgiving Campaign: November 30, 2021
The Arlington Heights Police made 4 Driving Under the Influence arrests and issued 25 seat belt citations during the recent Thanksgiving enforcement effort, from November 19 - 29. 

Additional actions included: 

  • 1 Child Endangerment Arrest
  • 2 Driving While Suspended/Revoked License 
  • 1 Uninsured Motorists
  • 30 Speeding Citations
  • 24 Distracted Driving Citations
  • 46 Registration/Equipment Violations 

Press Release: November 18, 2021
Arlington Heights Police will be joining with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and nearly 200 local police and sheriff’s departments to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket and Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The safety campaign will run Nov. 19 – Nov. 29 leading up to and following the Thanksgiving Day holiday, one of the busiest times on Illinois roads. We will be stepping up patrols to keep impaired drivers off the roads and ensure everyone makes it home from their celebrations.

If you’ll be celebrating with alcohol or other impairing substances, please remember:

  • Make a plan for a sober ride home before you go out. 
  • If you’ve been drinking or using marijuana or other drugs, call a taxi, take mass transit, or call a family member to get you home safely.
  • Use your favorite ride-share service, such as Uber or Lyft, or use public transportation.
  • If you see a drunk driver, pull over safely and call 911.
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is the best defense against an impaired driver.

The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

For further information please contact Sergeant Russ Mandel at 847-368-5300.