Naperville Police Arrest Three Impaired Drivers in Successful ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign
The Naperville Police Department did its part to make local roads safer during the December holidays by making three arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a successful Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
Naperville Police participated in the campaign in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and many other law enforcement agencies from across the state.
“It should come as no surprise to any driver that drunk driving is illegal and punishable by arrest and significant fines,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “The actions of those who choose to drive impaired are selfish. Hopefully, these offenders now realize their actions have serious and potentially fatal consequences, and we hope they will never put themselves or others at risk by driving impaired again.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 37,461 people died in 2016 motor vehicle traffic crashes, and 28 percent (10,497) died in crashes in which at least one driver had a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above the 0.08 limit.
During the December mobilization, the Naperville Police Department also made one drug arrest and issued the following:
- 30 seat belt citations
- 10 speeding citations
- 3 uninsured motorist citations
- 1 suspended/revoked license citation
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort was made possible with federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
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.