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Lisle police to take part in 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' through Labor Day

Published: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 3:48 p.m. CDT

The Lisle Police Department is joining hundreds of Illinois police agencies to participate in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign against drunken drivers through Labor Day weekend.

The campaign began Aug. 16 and runs through, Labor Day.

The statewide focus will include high-visibility alcohol and seat belt enforcement and is supported by national and state paid advertising, creating a comprehensive effort to curb drunk driving, according to a news release from the Lisle Police Department

Lisle Police said its officers will be aggressively looking for and arresting drunken drivers during the campaign. In addition, seat belt law violators will be ticketed.

“Every year in Illinois, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more drunk drivers or motorcycle operators,” Lisle Cmdr. Ron Wilke said in a news release.

He added that holidays such as Labor Day are particularly dangerous.

“Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign reduces drunken driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent,” he said. “By joining this effort, we will help make Lisle’s road safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period.”

The law enforcement effort is funded by federal traffic safety funds made available through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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

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