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The Buffalo Grove Police Department joined forces with state and local law enforcement, in addition to highway safety partners, for the St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown.
Buffalo Grove Police made 21 traffic stops and wrote a total of 18 tickets. Tickets were issued for the following violations: speeding, distracted driving, and uninsured motorists. No DUI arrests were made during this campaign.
Impaired driving is the cause of tragedies that occur each year. Whether a drug is legally prescribed or illegal, their impairing effects can pose a real threat to drivers, passengers, and other vehicles. According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,265 people died in 2015 due to impaired driving on our nation’s roads.
“DUI arrests are 100-percent preventable,” said Traffic Sergeant, Michelle Kondrat. “Remember to never drive while impaired or get into a vehicle with an impaired driver. It takes everyone doing their part to make the ‘Zero Fatalities a Reality’ campaign successful.”
The enforcement effort 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.