During the Holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort, the Lombard Police Department showed zero tolerance for impaired driving, arresting two (2) offenders. The enforcement effort ran from Dec. 16 through Jan. 2, reminding motorists to drive sober and buckle up.
“We can’t stress this enough: Impaired driving is illegal, potentially deadly behavior, and it puts the driver, passengers and all road users at risk,” said Lombard Traffic Safety Unit Officer Dan Herrera. The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign helps our officers address this problem head-on. If you use any impairing substance, do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle.”
Overall, Lombard Police issued the following:
- 2 DUI arrests
- 9 seatbelt citations
- 5 child seat citations
- 27 speeding citations
- 31 distracted driving citations (cell phone)
- 9 other citations (moving/non-moving)
- 2 traffic arrests (no valid/suspended/revoked licenses)
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, in 2020, 11,654 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. On average, more than 10,000 people were killed each year from 2016 to 2020, with one person killed in an alcohol-related crash every 45 minutes in 2020.
The Holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort was made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.