This Labor Day, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Celebrate Safely: This Labor Day, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Posted on 08/06/2019
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As Illinoisans gear up to mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations throughout the state, the Arlington Heights Police Department announced its plans for 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 Commander Greg Czernecki. "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 Arlington Heights Police Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across Illinois for an increased statewide effort. The high-visibility crackdown will run from Friday, August 16 through the holiday weekend and into the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 3. 

Enforcement activities will include a Roadside Safety Checkpoint. The checkpoint will take place on Friday, August 16, 2019 on Rand Road and Beverly Ln. 

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.