Libertyville Police Cracking Down on St. Patrick's Day Drunk Drivers

Libertyville police will be out in extra force until March 17 looking for both drunk drivers and those not wearing a seatbelt.

The following is from the Libertyville Police Department:

Libertyville Police announced they will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day holiday to crack down on drunk drivers. Unbuckled motorists also will be ticketed.

“We are reminding everyone this weekend to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket,” said Chief Clint Herdegen. “If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate a sober driver before the party begins. Be responsible or risk a DUI.” 

“Too often, St. Patrick’s Day can be a deadly and dangerous time on our roadways because of drunk driving,” said Chief Herdegen. “That is why starting today and running through March 17, we will be working overtime to catch and arrest anyone who is driving drunk.”

In addition to looking for drunk drivers, Libertyville Police will be stepping up seat belt enforcement particularly at night when seat belt usage rates are lowest. 

The St. Patrick’s Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered throughIDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety.


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