Submitted by the Plainfield Police Department:
Results are in from the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday crackdown on drunk drivers and the Click it or Ticket holiday crackdown on those who failed to buckle up.
During the holiday season, reducing the deadly dangers from drunk drivers was a top priority as the Plainfield police were out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others on the road at risk.
From Dec. 20, 2013, to Jan. 5, 2014, the Plainfield police stopped and arrested five drunk drivers.
Police warned partygoers not to drink and drive, which was backed up with aggressive enforcement. Offenders needed to realize their actions have serious and potentially fatal consequences, and hopefully, now that they have been arrested, they will not put themselves and others at risk by driving drunk again.
Drunk driving is deadly dangerous and people can get too wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and make bad decisions. The bottom line is if you have been celebrating the holidays with alcohol, you do not belong behind the wheel. Never drink and drive.
During the campaign, Plainfield police also issued 51 occupant restraint citations, four of which were for violations of the child passenger safety act. Wearing your seat belt can be your best defense against a drunk driver. Please remember to buckle up. Every time. Every trip.
This recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.