‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Traffic Enforcement in Effect Dec. 19, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012

The Arlington Heights Police Department is conducting traffic enforcement efforts through a Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant awarded to the Village by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Division of Traffic Safety. The purpose of the grant is to reduce personal injury and fatal traffic accidents through increased traffic enforcement efforts. The grant supplements current law enforcement activities relating to traffic safety over a one-year period for various different enforcement campaigns designated by IDOT. The campaigns coincide with selected holiday periods in which there is a documented increase of traffic-related crashes and injuries. The campaigns rotate the themes of “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”


The Department will commence traffic enforcement activities relating to IDOT’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Christmas and New Year’s Campaign on December 19, 2011 and will continue doing so through Sunday, January 1, 2012. Enforcement activities will include numerous “Roving Saturation Patrols” intended to identify and apprehend motorists who choose to drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, as well commit other traffic offenses, including but not limited to equipment, registration, driver’s license, safety belt, and insurance violations.

For additional information, please contact Sergeant Michael Shabez of the Arlington Heights Police Department at (847) 368-5421.


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