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updated: 1/6/2014 1:57 PM

No DUIs in South Barrington during holidays

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South Barrington police are reporting that holiday motorists, at least the ones passing through the village, apparently got the message about not drinking and driving this season.

During an aggressive crackdown on drunk drivers from Dec. 20 through Jan. 5, village police did not have to charge anyone with the crime.

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"Drunk driving is deadly dangerous and people can get too wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and make bad decisions," said Sgt. Sam Lopez. "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 increased vigilance for drunk driving during the holidays was paid for by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation and was part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" campaigns.

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