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Holiday Boozers Beware: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!

Release date: 12/6/2013

From December 20, 2013 through January 5 of the New Year, Streamwood police will be out in force as part of the annual Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk drivers. This statewide crackdown will include high-visibility alcohol and seatbelt enforcement throughout Streamwood.

Streamwood Police officers will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk. In addition, front and back seat belt law violators will be ticketed.

The Streamwood Police Department is giving fair warning to all partygoers. You’ll see us making lots of stops during this highly visible enforcement period and if we suspect anyone is driving while intoxicated, officers will show zero tolerance for drunk driving.

Being arrested for driving drunk brings a wide range of negative consequences into one’s life. Drunk drivers face jail time, loss of their drivers' licenses, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of their job. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators also often face tremendous personal embarrassment.

Driving drunk is simply not worth the risk. Don’t take the chance. We will be out in force and we will be watching.    Be sure to ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.'

The law enforcement crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation.