Freeport, Illinois — We all know the routine. When the holiday’s roll around state and local police are out all across the country making sure people are safe on America’s streets, roadways and interstates.
The Freeport Police department conducted patrols this past St. Patrick’s day during their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign and earlier released the results of their patrols.
The good news was that NO DUI arrests were made during the recent St. Patrick’s day celebrations. That’s pretty impressive to say the least.
There were however 2 seat belt citations, 7 citations for Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle, 1 citation for Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, 4 citations for Use of Electronic Device and 11 citations for Speeding. There were also 3 arrests made for Driving While License Suspended or Revoked.
In 2015 according to the release, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 10,265 people died in impaired driving crashes on our nation’s roads in 2015.
Freeport Police joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in the St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown.
Impaired driving cause tragedies year round. Lt. Blake Klosa said that “DUI arrests are very preventable”.
“Don’t ever get behind the wheel when impaired by alcohol, drugs or both. It takes everyone doing their part to make Zero Fatalities a Reality in Illinois.”
The enforcement effort was funded by Federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.
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