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Algonquin Police announces Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Results

The Algonquin Police Department made two impaired driving arrests during the recent Labor Day enforcement campaign to increase safety on Illinois roads. In addition, 24 seat-belt citations were written – 12 during nighttime hours. Other citations and arrests included two traffic arrests, one felony arrest, 72 speeding citations and 16 other violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

“As traffic safety partners, we do our best to make sure all drivers and other road users are safe,” said Sergeant Robert Salazar. “While enforcement campaigns like these save lives, there is still much to be done. Please help us spread the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Nationally in 2018, a total of 10,511 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, making up nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities that year. More than 10,000 people have died as a result of impaired driving each of the last 4 years in the United States.

The Algonquin Police Department joined forces with enforcement agencies and highway safety partners throughout the state for the enforcement effort. The statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns are made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.