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The recently completed Labor Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign, which included additional law enforcement patrols and an overnight roadside safety checkpoint resulted in 174 citations and 21 arrests.
Extra Lombard Police officers were out in force through the Labor Day Holiday, as part of the Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign. Efforts included extra officers on the road and a roadside safety checkpoint during the overnight hours, removing impaired drivers, unlicensed drivers and unsafe vehicles from the roadway.
The results of the Labor Day enforcement campaign
included 132 traffic stops, 5 DUI results, 47 seatbelt violations, 13 child
seat citations, 27 uninsured vehicle citations, 25 speeding citations, 40
cellphone violation citations, 1 felony arrest, 2 criminal misdemeanor arrests,
3 warrant arrests, 7 suspended/revoked driver arrests, and 3 drug arrests. The Labor Day campaign resulted in 174
citations and 21 arrests.
“The goal of our enforcement campaigns is
not to make arrests,” said Police Lieutenant Joe Grage. “The deterrent effect of high-visibility DUI enforcement
campaigns, including targeted patrols and roadside safety check points, has
been shown to reduce collisions involving impaired drivers. The Village of Lombard will conduct
additional enforcement campaigns as part of our ongoing commitment to keeping
our roadways safe for all motorists.”
The Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown was made possible by federal highway safety funds, administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. For more information, visit www.villageoflombard.org/drivingsafety.