Naperville Police Announce St. Patrick’s Day ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement Results
The Naperville Police Department made five (5) DUI arrests over the weekend during an enhanced St. Patrick’s Day enforcement effort. In addition, four (4) seat belt citations were written — all of which occurred during nighttime hours.
Impaired driving causes tragedies year round. According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,265 people died in impaired driving crashes on our nation’s roads in 2015.
“DUI accidents and arrests are very preventable,” said Sgt. Derek Zook. “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.”
Naperville 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.
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.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.