Naperville Police Arrest Three for Impaired Driving during Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign
The Naperville Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement November 16–26, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, day or night, as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The Naperville Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway deaths by issuing citations to unbuckled motorists and arresting impaired drivers.
During the 10-day mobilization, Naperville Police arrested three motorists for driving impaired, made two drug arrests and issued the following:
- 38 seat belt citations
- 28 speeding citations
- 6 uninsured motorist citations
- 3 suspended/revoked license citations
The annual campaign may be over in Naperville, but that isn’t an excuse to stop buckling up. Not wearing your seat belt is a primary offense, meaning law enforcement can stop you and issue a citation for that alone. All vehicle occupants, regardless of seating position, are required to wear a properly adjusted seat belt.
“Our officers are out year-round. If you or your passengers are caught not wearing a seat belt, you will be cited for the violation,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “If you drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be arrested.”
The Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort is funded 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.