From Aug. 16 through Labor Day (which falls on Monday, Sept. 2 this year), Plainfield police will beef up enforcement as part of the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown on drunk drivers.
The statewide enforcement, funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation, will include high-visibility alcohol and seat belt enforcement in Plainfield, police said.
Plainfield officers "will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk," Sgt. Eric Munson said in a press release. "In addition, seat
belt law violators will be ticketed especially during the all-too-dangerous
late night hours when seat belt use is at its lowest. Zero tolerance will
be shown for seat belt law violators — in the front and back seat.
that getting behind the wheel drunk is a terrible idea. Unfortunately, not only
does drinking impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs
your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should drive. If you have any doubt about your
sobriety, do not get behind the wheel. If you do chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses."