Results are in from the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday crackdown on drunk drivers.
During the holiday season, reducing the deadly dangers from drunk drivers was a top priority as Oak Lawn Police was out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others on the road at risk.
From December 20, 2013, to January 5, 2014, Oak Lawn Police stopped and arrested 12 drunk drivers who had blood alcohol concentrations over the legal limit of 0.08 grams per deciliter.
“We warned party-goers not to drink and drive, and we backed it up with aggressive enforcement,” said Sgt. Robert Brewer. “These offenders needed to realize their actions have serious and potentially fatal consequences, and hopefully, now that they have been arrested, they will not put themselves and others at risk by driving drunk again.”
“Drunk driving is deadly dangerous and people can get too wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and make bad decisions,” said Brewer. “The bottom line is if you have been celebrating the holidays with alcohol, you don’t belong behind the wheel. Never drink and drive.”
The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.
— Submitted by the Oak Lawn Police Department