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Lisle Police to look for impaired drivers, seatbelts over July 4 holiday

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 3:22 p.m. CDT

LISLE – The Lisle Police Department says it will step up its efforts to curb drunken drivers and those traveling without seatbelts this Fourth of July holiday.

The traffic enforcement will include late-night hours as part of the statewide "Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns, according to a release from the department.

“July 4 is one of the deadliest holidays due to an increase in drunk-driving fatalities,” Commander Ron Wilke of the Lisle Police Department said in the release. “Too many people die behind the wheel each year due to those who choose to drive after drinking, so our officers will be out in full force this Fourth of July showing zero tolerance for drunk drivers.”

The Lisle Police Department will join the Illinois State Police and more than 200 local police and sheriff’s departments in the campaign, which begins Friday and ends July 7. 

The Lisle Police Department recommends designating a sober driver and wearing a seatbelt to avoid a potential crash or arrest involving drunk driving. 

The law enforcement effort is funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT's Division of Traffic Safety. It runs alongside the media campaign “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.”

For more information, contact Lisle Police Department Commander Ron Wilke at 630-271-4200 or rwilke@villageoflisle.org. 

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