For Immediate Release
August 21, 2017
For Information Contact:
Commander Jim Gandy
The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, often celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and other festive gatherings. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday also can be one of the deadliest because of motor vehicle crashes related to drunk and drug-impaired drivers.
Once again, the Elmhurst Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation to stop drunk and drug-impaired drivers to help save lives. The high-visibility enforcement campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” runs from August 21st through the early morning hours of September 5th. During this period, law enforcement agencies across the state will show zero tolerance for impaired driving. In addition, Officers will be looking for seat belt violators. This comprehensive effort aims to reduce impaired driving and help make zero fatalities a reality on Illinois roads.
The Elmhurst 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;
If you see a drunk driver on the road, call the police.
The 2017 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is funded by federal highway safety funds from NHTSA and managed through IDOT.