From Dec. 20 through Jan. 5 of the new year, Plainfield police will be out in force as part of the annual Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk drivers. This statewide crackdown will include high-visibility alcohol and seatbelt enforcement throughout Plainfield, and is supported by national and state paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving during the holiday season.
Plainfield police will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk. In addition, front and back seatbelt law violators will be ticketed.
Consider this fair warning to all partygoers; Plainfield police will be making a lot of traffic stops during this highly visible enforcement period and if anyone is suspected of driving while intoxicated, they will be arrested.The December holiday season is a wonderful time of the year, and the Plainfield police are dedicated to keeping the roads safe for travelers heading to visit friends and family.
Being arrested for driving drunk brings a wide range of negative consequences into one’s life. Drunk drivers face jail time, loss of their driver license, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of job. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators also often face tremendous personal embarrassment. Driving drunk is simply not worth the risk. Do not take the chance.
The law enforcement crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation.