Naperville Police Arrest 12 for Drunk Driving during Labor Day Crackdown
Naperville Police made 12 drunk driving arrests during the recent Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign.
In addition, nine seat belt citations were written – all of which occurred during nighttime hours. Additional citations and arrests included:
- 87 speeding
- 10 no insurance
- 4 suspended driver’s license
- 3 drug related offenses
“Law enforcement officers have one of the toughest jobs in the country. Day and night, 24/7, we work tirelessly to protect citizens, seeing our fair share of troubling and devastating scenes,” said Sgt. Derek Zook. “Drunk driving crashes are all too familiar.”
Nationally in 2014, there were 9,967 people killed in drunk driving crashes, making up nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities that year. On average, more than 10,000 people died each year from 2010 to 2014 in drunk driving crashes. For these reasons, Naperville Police joined forces with other law enforcement agencies and highway safety partners throughout the state in the Illinois Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown.
“As traffic safety partners, we do our best to make sure drivers and road users are safe. Yet there’s still so much for us to do,” said Sgt. Zook. “Help us spread the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
The crackdown, part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns, was made possible by federal highway safety funds through 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.