Naperville Police Department to Motorists: Drive Sober This Holiday Season

With holiday festivities rapidly approaching, the Naperville Police Department will participate in a statewide impaired driving awareness and enforcement campaign from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3.

“Driving impaired, whether under the influence of alcohol or drugs, can have catastrophic consequences and is illegal in every state,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Rick Krakow. “Not only do you put yourself at risk, but the lives of others as well.”

If your celebration will involve alcohol or other impairing substances, please plan ahead for a sober ride home. Designate a sober driver or use public transportation or a ride-share service to get home safely.

Here are a few additional tips for everyone to keep in mind to help ensure a safe and joyful holiday season:

  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, pull over and call the Naperville Police Department.
  • Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take their keys and help them get home safely.
  • Always buckle up! It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.

This two-week holiday enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic 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.