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Naperville Police Arrested Three Impaired Drivers and Issued 21 Seat Belt Citations During Holiday Crackdown

NAPERVILLE, Ill.— From December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016, you may have noticed an increase in police activity around Naperville. Naperville Police participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunk driving enforcement campaign, showing zero tolerance for impaired driving and arresting three offenders for driving while impaired. In addition, 21 seat belt citations were issued.

The recent law enforcement crackdown was coordinated by the Illinois Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Illinois State  Police and law enforcement agencies across Illinois, as part of the statewide  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.

During  the campaign, Naperville Police ramped up its enforcement efforts by conducting four impaired driving saturation patrols and three occupant protection saturation patrols. By removing three drunk drivers from local roads, there’s no telling how many lives were saved.

“What should be a merry and joyful time of year gets overshadowed by drunk driving, time and time again. We gave Naperville drivers plenty of warning that we’d be stopping drunk drivers, and we did just that,” said Sgt. Derek Zook. “Drunk driving is a reckless, 100% preventable crime, and one that leads to disaster.”

“We worked really hard and stepped up to the challenge,” added Sgt. Zook. “To us, if we saved one life, the campaign was worthwhile.”

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