SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) __ Law enforcement authorities have kicked
off a two-week crackdown on drunken driving called “Drive Sober or
Get Pulled Over.”
The Illinois Department of Transportation says state police and
more than 350 local police departments and county sheriff’s offices
have joined the effort leading up to the Labor Day weekend.
Authorities across the state will conduct more than 200 roadside
safety checks and hundreds of additional hours of impaired driving
and safety belt saturation patrols.
Motorists are being warned to buckle up, or risk getting a
During last year’s Labor Day weekend, 12 people died in motor
vehicle crashes and one of the fatalities involved a drinking
driver. Another 763 people were injured during the same holiday
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