Plainfield Cops Start July 4th Crackdown

From Plainfield Police Department

The Plainfield Police Department today announced plans for July 4th traffic enforcement, focusing on both drunk and unbuckled drivers.

The intensified enforcement effort will focus on late night hours as statistics show a disproportionate number of traffic deaths occur late at night and involve a drunk driver and/or unbuckled motorist. The crackdown is part of the statewide, Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket effort.

Summer is in full force, and so is the summer travel season. All too often, that means more traffic and more traffic crashes and Independence Day can be one of the deadliest summer travel times. Too many people die each year due to those who choose to drive after drinking, so officers will be out in full force this Independence Day showing zero tolerance for drunk drivers and belt law violators.

Plainfield Police will join the Illinois State Police and hundreds of police and sheriff’s departments in a statewide enforcement effort that begins June 23rd and runs through July 6th.

To avoid a potential crash or drunk driving arrest, you should designate a sober driver and not let friends or family members drive drunk. Other important tips include: 

  • Plan ahead. Designate a sober driver before going out and give that person your keys;
  • If you are drunk, call a taxi, use mass transit or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely;
  • Promptly report drunk drivers you see on the roadways to law enforcement by pulling over and dialing 911;
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is your best defense against a drunk driver.

The law enforcement crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety. The crackdown runs concurrently with a media campaign that reminds motorists, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.”

Joki2 June 25, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Good job Plainfield PD !!!!!
joe June 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM
My money says that the people they stop for DUI also are without insurance, and have a suspended or revoked license. My question is what sentence will the judges hand down? How do we find out?
Grandpamike June 25, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Good job Plainfield PD.
Happy June 26, 2014 at 08:22 PM
Police should offer rides too.
Ericus Alanas July 04, 2014 at 12:43 PM
of course unbuckled drivers trumps all.


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