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Holiday Boozers Beware: Plainfield Police Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers

Police will be targeting drunk drivers for Christmas, New Year's.

Drive sober in Plainfield this holiday season. Credit: File phot
Drive sober in Plainfield this holiday season. Credit: File phot
Submitted by the Plainfield Police Department:

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. 

Rex Smiley December 16, 2013 at 07:32 PM
That sucks for the person who has a few drinks for the holiday.
Ericus Alanas December 16, 2013 at 08:17 PM
why is this enforcement funded? shouldnt they be doing these type of activities on a daily basis? so i guess outside of the holidays they dont check for drunk drivers and seatbelts...
eileen luzzo December 17, 2013 at 01:21 PM
good for getting the drunk drives off the roads. now for the speed trap on naper-plainfield road between plainfield east and to rt 59 the speed limit goes from 45mph then at 135st changes to 35 mph they alway get someone going over the speed limit past 135st on naper-plainfield. to make it a fair playing game can't we just make the speed limit 40 mph down that entire road. how many tickets each day are handed out. i was in court and est. that each ticket average about $150 every 5 minutes = $1800 hour the village is taking in. now how many days a week is court in session? plus if you don't want it on your insurance it's another $75 bucks. that road is nothing but a money make for the village and they know it. is there anything any of us can do to stop this injustice? going 45 in a 35 after you were just going 45 and they stop you 1/2 mile down the road. the owners of those homes should get a cut of the profits the village is taking in.
Ed Arter January 01, 2014 at 06:40 PM
It will be very interesting to see how many are ticketed for mobil devices/phones now that the new law is in effect. I would anticipate a plethera of citations in the first few days.

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