The Decatur Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement over the holidays from December 17th to January 1st, reminding motorists to drive sober and buckle up as part of the Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The Decatur Police Department joined the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries and deaths by arresting impaired drivers and issuing seat belt and other vehicle code violations.
During the 16-day mobilization, the Decatur Police Department issued:
25 DUI arrests
4 Seat belt citations
9 Suspended/revoked licenses
14 Uninsured motorists
38 Speeding citations
3 Drug arrests
The annual campaign may be over in Decatur, but that isn’t an excuse to drive impaired. Driving drug or alcohol impaired is illegal and can result in a DUI because it’s extremely dangerous and irresponsible. Additionally, all vehicle occupants, regardless of seating position, are required to wear properly adjusted seat belts.
“Our officers are committed year-round. If you drive impaired, you will be arrested,” said Sgt. Steve Hagemeyer.
The Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort is funded with federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.