The Galesburg Police Department Announces St. Patrick's Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown Results

March 22, 2016 08:35 AM
The Galesburg Police Department issued nine citations, of which three were for no seat belt during the St. Patrick’s Day enforcement campaign. 
"In 2014, on average, one person was killed every 53 minutes in a drunk-driving crash in the United States. That means there was a total of 9,967 drunk-driving fatalities that year in America. These enforcement crackdowns are vital because too many people are not heeding the message -- drunk driving is deadly and illegal," said Lt. Russell Idle.
"Alcohol not only dangerously impairs your driving skills—it impairs your judgment. Anytime you see a friend drinking alcohol, make sure they don’t plan to drive home," Lt. Idle continued.
The Galesburg Police joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in the Illinois St. Patrick’s Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown.
The crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation, and is part of the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" campaigns.


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