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Successful Campaign Results in Drunken Driving Arrests

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Krista Coltrin

Results are in from the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday crackdown on drunk drivers. From December 20, 2013 to January 5, 2014, West Chicago Police Officers stopped and arrested two drunk drivers whose blood alcohol concentrations were over the legal limit of 0.08 grams per deciliter.

Reducing the deadly dangers from drunk drivers was a top priority during the holiday season as West Chicago Police Officers were out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others on the road at risk.

"Partygoers were warned not to drink and drive, and we backed it up with aggressive enforcement," said Traffic Safety Unit Sergeant Spencer Kroning. "These offenders needed to realize their actions have serious and potentially fatal consequences. Hopefully, now that they have been arrested, they will not put themselves and others at risk by driving drunk again."

Drunk driving is dangerous and can have deadly consequences. "People can get too wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and make bad decisions," said Kroning. "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. A total of 178 traffic citations were issued during this period attempting to make the roadways safer for all who live and travel in West Chicago.

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