The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
Local

Lakemoor police to crack down on drunk driving this Halloween

'Keep the party off the road,' police say

Sarah Nader - snader@shawmedia.com
The Algonquin home of Patrick Colcernian is elaborately decorated  Halloween on Wednesday, October 31, 2012,
Sarah Nader - snader@shawmedia.com The Algonquin home of Patrick Colcernian is elaborately decorated Halloween on Wednesday, October 31, 2012,

LAKEMOOR – The Lakemoor Police Department wants residents to “keep the party off the road” this Halloween as part of its anti-drunken driving effort.

Lakemoor police are planning to crack down on impaired drivers with a Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort the night of Oct. 31, according to a news release from the department.

“On Halloween, we urge you to beware of impaired driving,” Police Chief David Godlewski said in a statement. “Driving impaired by alcohol or drugs is deadly, it is illegal, and it will get you pulled over and arrested this Halloween.”

More than 300 people were killed in alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes in each of the past three years in the state, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In 2014, 302 people lost their lives in crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher.

That number rose slightly to 315 in 2015 and remained the same in 2016. One DUI arrest could cost an estimated $18,000 or more and result in revoked driving privileges for up to a year, according to the release.

Police advise that residents plan a ride home before enjoying Halloween festivities, designate a sober friend with whom to walk home, contact police if an impaired driver is spotted on the road and take friends’ keys if they do not appear safe to drive.

Funds from the Illinois Department of Transportation make the enforcement possible, according to the release.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.