The Arlington Heights Police Department will commence specialized traffic enforcement activities relating to the St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday enforcement campaign Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17, 2013. Enforcement activities will include numerous impaired driving saturation patrols and two Roadside Safety Checkpoints. The checkpoints will occur during the evenings of March 15th and 16th and will be located on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road.
Officers working the campaign will attempt to identify and cite motorists who choose to drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, without using their safety belts, and who commit other traffic-related offenses including but not limited to equipment, registration, driver’s license, and insurance violations.
The St. Patrick’s Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which are administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation – Division of Traffic Safety.
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