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Algonquin Police Arrested Two Impaired Drivers during Holiday Traffic Enforcement Campaign

The Algonquin Police Department partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement across the state for the 2019 holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. From Dec. 16 through Jan. 2, law enforcement showed zero tolerance for impaired driving, arresting two offenders.

The Algonquin Police Department also took the following enforcement actions: 2 child safety seat violations, 21 speeding violations and 21 other violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

The Algonquin Police Department ramped up its usual enforcement efforts during the holiday season, adding 12 extra impaired driving patrols. Extra emphasis was placed on late-night hours, when statistics show most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.

“We can’t stress this enough: Impaired driving is deadly, illegal behavior, and it puts the driver, passengers and other road users at risk,” said Sergeant Robert Salazar. “The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign helps our law enforcement officers address this problem head on. Because of this special enforcement effort, our roads were safer for the holidays.”

The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.