Naperville Police Make Five DUI Arrests During Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

The Naperville Police Department partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois for the 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day impaired driving enforcement campaign. From August 21 through the early morning hours of September 5, patrols were increased in an effort to keep impaired drivers off our roadways.  

The Naperville Police ramped up its enforcement efforts, resulting in five DUI arrests. Additionally, 69 seatbelt citations were issued. Other citations included 26 speeding citations and seven distracted driving citations.

“Alcohol- and drug-impaired driving has claimed too many lives, and the ‘Drive Sober’ campaign was a chance for us to help make zero fatalities a reality on Illinois roads,” said Sgt. Derek Zook. “People die every day at the hands of impaired drivers, and our law enforcement officers were out in full force arresting drivers who were under the influence.”

“It is everyone’s responsibility to refrain from drinking and driving,” said Sgt. Zook. “Drinking and driving is a choice — one you should never make.”

The 2017 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown was funded by federal highway safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is managed through IDOT.


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.