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Crystal Lake Police Labor Day Safety Campaign

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"

Post Date:08/22/2018 9:49 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2018

 

CONTACT: Deputy Chief Derek Hyrkas

                     100 West Woodstock Street

                    Crystal Lake, IL. 60014

                    (815) 356-3767

This Labor Day, and Every Day, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 

The Crystal Lake Police Department today announced its plans for a traffic safety campaign focusing on drunk, unbuckled and distracted drivers. The high-visibility crackdown will run from August 23 through the early morning hours of September 4, to include the Labor Day holiday, an often deadly time on Illinois roads. We are partnering with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across Illinois for the increased statewide effort.

In Illinois alone, over a 1000 traffic fatalities have occurred annually in the past two years.  Intoxicated drivers and/or excessive speed were a factor in many of the fatal crashes.  During this Labor Day period, remember to designate a sober driver and don’t let friends or family members drive drunk. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair judgment and reaction times, making driving unsafe.

The Crystal Lake Police Department recommends the following safe alternatives to drinking and driving:

  • If you will be drinking, designate a sober driver before you go out.

  • Plan to use public transportation, call a cab or use a ride-sharing service to get home safely.

  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.

  • Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.

 

Federal grant money, administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will pay for the Crystal Lake Police Department’s Labor Day Holiday Period enforcement efforts. For more information about Click It or Ticket or Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, please visit www.buckleupillinois.org.

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